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Further Enquiries

North Terrace Campus
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Ingkarni Wardli, Level 3
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005

Tel: +61 8 8303 5114
Fax: +61 8 8303 4360

Services for CHiPTec Members

The CHiPTec wiki is the primary source of information for members. Please send an email to for login access.


Journal Club: members meet every Friday to discuss the latest literature and exchange ideas.

  • Room 3.29, Ingkarni Wardli
  • 11.00 - 12.00: journal paper review, research focus update, technical forum
  • 12.00 - 1.00: informal lunch on Rundle St

Wiki: the CHiPTec wiki hosts manuals, how-tos and project notes. It is a way for members to share their experience for the benefit of others.

Tool Experts: members with valuable experience with software and hardware tools are prepared to share their expertise. There is a list of tool experts on the wiki.

Mailing Lists: CHiPTec members can post to a moderated discussion mailing list. There are also mailing lists for important announcements and journal club reminders. Further details are on the wiki.


Software: CHiPTec members help maintain a variety of software design tools including microelectronic layout and simulation tools and architectural simulators. The wiki includes a list of tools as well as detailed information on each. The tools include:

  • Cadence - electronic design automation
  • Tensilica Xtensa Xplorer - configurable processor development
  • Graphite, GEMS and Simics - multiprocessor simulation

Hardware: The microelectronics laboratory, Ingkarni Wardli 2.33, is available for CHiPTec members and contains equipment for the test and measurement of ICs. There is a list of equipment and its supporting documentation on the wiki. This includes:

  • High speed oscilloscopes
  • Logic analysers
  • Pattern genrators
  • Chip probe station
  • FPGA software and hardware development

Supporting CHiPTec

Officers: members volunteer to fill the various roles including:

  • Journal club coordination
  • Wiki maintenance
  • Laboratory maintenance
  • Tool experts

Things All Members Should Do

  • Consider how new and existing research projects might contribute to the CHiPTec research themes
  • Include CHiPTec in your affiliation for all relevant publications
  • Include the following in your email signature:
CHiPTec Member:
  • Contribute to the wiki
  • Participate in the journal club 

Research Focus:
Architectures for Artificial Intelligence

Our aim is to create new machines, inspired by nature and better suited to problems from the field of Artificial Intelligence than the ubiquitous von Neumann architecture used in today's microprocessors.

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Research Focus:
Integrated RF Systems

The aim is to design single-chip RF systems integrating everything from the analog RF front-end to the digital baseband processing. This research focus brings together many of CHiPTec's areas of expertise including RF and analog design, DSP and MIMO radar.

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