The 13th VDEC D2T Symposium, The University of Tokyo

September 26th (Wed.), 2018
Takeda Hall, 5th floor of Takeda Building, The University of Tokyo

(日本語版, Japanese page)


- Symposium homepage was opened. (2018/7/10)
- Symposium homepage was updated. (2018/8/10)
- Assoc. Prof. Ozeki's abstract is updated. (2018/8/14)
- Registration started. (2018/8/15)
- Assoc. Prof. Agnes's abstract is updated. (2018/9/6)
- Online registration page is closed. (2018.9.25)
- On site registration is available.

Symposium Overview

Organizer VLSI Design and Education Center (VDEC), The University of Tokyo
Sponsor ADVANTEST Corporation
Supporters (provisional) The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)
Information Processing Society of japan (IPSJ)
IEEE SSCS Japan Chapter
IEEE SSCS Kansai Chapter
The Study Group of the integrated MEMS, JSAP
The Institute of NANO Testing (INANOT)
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Semiconducto Equipment Association in Japan (SEAJ)
SEMI Japan
Power Device Enabling Association (PDEA)
Admission fee Not required
Presentation Language English

From the organizer:

"D2T Symposium" will be held on 26th September, 2018, as 13th meeting of symposium series first started in 2008. We have been pursuing in "design", "test", and their bridging technologies in the symposia as indicated in the name "D2T" that means "Design to Test".
This year, we will invite five lecturers overseas, Professor Sule Ozev, Professor Abhijit Chatterjee, Professor Adit Singh from US, Professor K.-T. Tim Cheng from Hong Kong, Assoc. Professor Gilgueng Hwang from France for their distinguished research topics. We will also have special lectures from Assoc. Prof. Agnes Tixer-Mita and Assoc. Prof. Yasuyuki Ozeki from the University of Tokyo.
We look forward to all of your participation in the symposium.

Symposium Program (日本語版, Japanese version)

10:00 Opening remarks
10:15 Session 1 - Special Lecture I Nano-Bio Electronics and Bio Photonics
"On-chip micro/nanorobotic swimmers towards biomedical applications"
Gilgueng Hwang (CNRS, University of Paris-Saclay)
Micro/nanorobotic swimmers can serve as alternative microfluidic tools toward biologic or biomedical applications. We aim to develop highly energy efficient and fully controllable on-chip magnetic micro/nanorobotic swimmers with remote controlled functions such as cargo transport and sensing. In this talk, I will introduce our recently developed micro/nanorobotic swimmers including their fabrications by two-photon laser 3D nanolithography, force characterizatons and their microfluidics applications. Two applications to simulate their future in-vivo and lab-on-a-chip applications are demonstrated. First, the micro/nanorobotic swimmer serves as mobile micromanipulator inside microfluidic device to transpose microscale objects. Second, we demonstrate their physical sensing applications inside microfluidic control platform.
"Large-scale biological imaging of cells with ultrafast lasers"
Yasuyuki Ozeki (Dept. of EEIS, The University of Tokyo)
Our research aims at rapid imaging of intracellular biomolecules using ultrashort pulsed laser to find cells which are capable of highly efficient bioproduction from a large heterogeneous population of cells. In the presentation, I will introduce our research on high-speed biological imaging, and introduce various analog/digital signal processing used therein.
"Thin-Film-Transistor Technology: Display Technology for Biological Applications"
Agnes Tixier-Mita (RCAST, The University of Tokyo)
Thin-Film-Transistor (TFT) technology has been the primary technology for liquid crystal displays (LCD) fabrication for the past 30 years. With this technology, a large array of pixels is obtained, each pixel being individually controllable by a corresponding array of TFTs. This configuration is of great interest for electrical sensing and studies of biological entities: transparent devices with a wide and dense array of microelectrodes, controlled individually by an array of TFTs can then be obtained. Our group is investigating the usage of this technology for applications as wide as cells manipulation, neurons stimulation and excitation, culture monitoring and biomolecule sensing.
12:30 Lunch break
14:00 Session 2 - Special Lecture II
"Ensuring Product Quality through Design for Test for Embedded Circuits"
Sule Ozev(Arizona State University)
"Power-Performance Aware, Off-Line and On-Line Adaptation of Mixed-Signal/RF Circuits and Systems: A Machine Learning Assisted Approach"
Abhijit Chatterjee (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Real-time systems for wireless communication, digital signal processing and control experience a wide gamut of operating conditions (signal/channel noise, workload demand, perturbed process conditions, failures). As a consequence, they need to be tuned post-manufacture and in the field to maximize performance and error-resilience while minimizing power consumption. To enable such adaptation, we propose to sense device operating conditions using built-in sensors and/or low-overhead function encoding techniques. A key capability is that of being able to deduce multiple performance parameters of the system-under-test using compact optimized stimulus. The sensors and function encodings assess the loss in performance of the relevant systems due to workload uncertainties, manufacturing process imperfections and field degradation. These are then mitigated through the use of algorithm-through-circuit level compensation techniques. A key aspect of this work is in the use of machine learning algorithms for both performance estimation and post-manufacture/in-field tuning. The key objective is to deliver end-to-end desired application level Quality of Service (QoS), while minimizing energy/power consumption across dynamically changing operating conditions. Applications to mixed-signal designs, wireless communications systems and control applications are discussed.
15:30 Break
16:00 Sesson 3 - Special Lecture III
"Hardware Security - Verification, Test, and Defense Mechanisms"
K.-T. Tim Cheng (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
In this talk I will illustrate several types of Hardware Trojans and security threats they create, as well as opportunities of Trojan insertion in all steps of the design, fabrication, and testing processes. I will then discuss their defense mechanisms, verification techniques for Trojan detection and prevention, and test-specific need and challenges for hardware security.
"Are System Level Tests Unavoidable for High End Processors?"
Adit Singh (Auburn University)
A major new test challenge encountered by industry over the past 4-5 years is the rapidly growing need for expensive system level functional tests as a final test screen for processor SOCs. Traditional low cost scan based structural tests no longer suffice in delivering acceptable defect levels in shipped product. This presentation aims at explaining why system level tests (SLTs) have become unavoidable in the test flow for complex smartphone, notebook and other processor SOCs. We take an in-depth look at the limitations of traditional low cost scan based test methodology that appear to necessitate the use of functional SLTs as an additional final test screen. We then consider possible improvements to structural test that may mitigate these shortcomings and minimize the need for SLTs.
17:30 Session 4 - VDEC D2T Research Division
"Activities of D2T research division"
Akio Higo (VDEC D2T, The University of Tokyo)
17:45 Closing
18:00 Reception

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