Researchers design computer system at UET – Journal
LAHORE: A team of researchers from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore have designed a system-on-chip (SoC) integrating a processor core with multiple peripherals for embedded applications. The designed SoC (UETRVESoC) consists of a three-stage pipelined RISC-V processor core, three motor driver modules, each capable of controlling DC servo motors for coordinated multi-axis motion control, and a few other peripherals. UETRVThe ESoC is open source and is featured in the UET Electrical Engineering Department’s GitHub code bank (https://github.com/ee-uet/UETRV_ESoC).
A UET spokesperson said on Sunday that the UETRV_ESoC had also been selected for manufacturing under the Google-sponsored open-source MPW-5 Shuttle program.
“The team, consisting of Umer Shahid, Abdul Wadood, Ali Imran, Junaid Amjad and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir, has successfully achieved its goal and aspires to make many more such contributions to the open source community in the future. future,” he said.
UET Vice-Chancellor Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar said the success will motivate further research and development efforts in the field of digital IC/SoC design in Pakistan.
“We have already established an IC design and test lab at UET with funding from the Punjab government and plan to enhance our expertise and offer a graduate program in this field.”
Dr Sarwar said the world is facing a shortage of integrated circuits due to their growing demand due to the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT).
“At a time of severe shortage of IC designers, design verification experts and factories, we must seize the opportunity to produce graduates in this important field of engineering and technology, as well as to retrain graduate engineers,” the VC said.
Posted in Dawn, May 30, 2022