Seminar on Topics in Electronic Design Automation

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2020/21
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline


Admission information

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Note: Students have to choose a seminar topic before the introduction lesson. You need to contact a supervisor of a topic you are interested in. Topics are selected on a first come first served basis. You will be registered for the seminar after your topic supervisor has confirmed your chosen topic. For a list of topics refer to the following links:


At the end of the seminar, the students is able to present a new idea or an existing approach in the area of computer-aided circuit and system design in an understandable and convincing manner. For this purpose, the following competencies will be acquired: * The student is able to independently become familiarized with a scientific topic in the field of electronic design automation. * The student is able to present a topic in a structured way according to problem formulation, state of the art, goals, methods, results. * The student can present a topic according to the structure given above orally, on a poster, with a set of slides, and with a written report.


Specific seminar topics in the area of electronic design automation will be offered. Examples are analog design methodology, digital design methodology, layout synthesis, and system-level design methodology. The participants independently work on a scientific topic, write a paper of 2-4 pages and a poster, and present their topic in a talk. In the subsequent discussion the topic will be treated in-depth.



Teaching and learning methods

Learning method: Students elaborate a given scientific topic by themselves in coordination with the respective research assistant. Teaching method: Introductory lessons will be given by the course coordinator, further details are discussed between research assistant and student on an individual basis. Presentation skills will be educated by a professional teacher. Media: All current techniques for preparing and presenting papers and talks will be applied, e.g. - blackboard, whiteboard - electronic slides, beamer - electronic word processing - electronic slide processing


The examination consists of a written part in form of a paper and a poster (50%) and of a 20-minutes presentation followed by 5 minutes discussion (50%).

Recommended literature

A set of topics and related literature is given at the start of the course. Each participant selects his/her topic.


Topics - online

Please find the topics for the WT 20/21 below.

The topics are handed out on a first-come-first served basis. Contact the supervisor of the topic to get more information and reserve a topic. Please make sure, that you get a confirmation of your supervisor onlce you selected a topic. We are looking forward to see you in the seminar.

Offered Topics

4 topics on Bayesian optimization and layout in analog designH. GräbAnalog EDA
State-of-the-Art Methods for Performance Determination in Industrial MicrocontrollersC. Foik
Semihosting in instruction set simulators and virtual platformsK. Emrich
A Device Non-Ideality Resilient Approach for Mapping Neural Networks to Crossbar ArraysS. Zhang
ReSiPE: ReRAM-based Single-Spiking Processing-In-Memory EngineS. Zhang
Crosstalk Noise Reduction Through Adaptive Power Control in Inter/Intra-Chip Optical NetworksT.-M. Tseng
Dilution and Mixing Algorithms for Flow-Based Microfluidic BiochipsT.-M. Tseng
A Mixed-Precision RISC-V Processor for Extreme-Edge DNN InferenceY. Chuang
Neural networks on microcontrollers: saving memory at inference via operator reorderingY. Chuang
Automated Dimensioning of Networked Labs-on-ChipY. Moradi
Automatic Software Self-Healing Using Rescue PointsY. Moradi
Extension of Embedded Processor Instruction SetsY. Moradi

Assigned Topics

Efficient Processing of Deep Neural Networks: A Tutorial and SurveyLi ZhangElmas Kamil Cankut
Path Predicate Abstraction: System-Level Modeling for Correct-by-Construction RTL Designs C. FoikSanchita Vishwa
A Unified Property Specification Language for HW/SW Co-VerificationC. FoikEbru Avci
Performance simulation for instruction set simulatorsK. EmrichShreya Morgansgate
Advanced Simulation of Quantum ComputationsM. LiToniolo Nicolò
Crosstalk Noise in WDM-Based Optical Networkson- Chip: A Formal Study and ComparisonM. LiDeshmukh, Girija Sandeep
Dynamically Scheduled High-level SynthesisY. MoradiJiahui Xu