Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering
The studentship is in the AMULET research group under Professor S.B.Furber. The AMULET group has established an international reputation for its work in asynchronous circuit design. The AMULET1 microprocessor is a fully self-timed implementation of the ARM RISC architecture, and is the first fully asynchronous VLSI implementation of a commercial microprocessor architecture. In 1995 the group gained a British Computer Society Award for AMULET1 and the 'Computing' IT Gold Award for Technology Transfer jointly with Advanced RISC Machines Limited who have licensed the AMULET processor technology from the University. More recently first samples of the AMULET2e asynchronous embedded microcontroller have been obtained and these are being used as the basis of a number of low-power system design experiments.
The AMULET group has strong industrial connections through its many collaborative research projects and expects to bring asynchronous design techniques to commercial fruition within the next five years. Within this project the focus is the exploitation of asychronous design for improving power-efficiency.
The studentship is tenable for 3 years and carried standard EPSRC terms with regard to the payment of fees and maintenance.
Applicants should have a good first degree in a science subject.
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