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Integrated circuits

VTT's green electronics challenges existing solutions

Long-lasting battery operation and energy-scavenging require strict minimisation of energy consumption, as well as the application of power-management technologies.

Ultra-low-power electronics answers future societal challenges

We offer advanced solutions for the customer by delivering ultra-low-power circuits for passive RF-ID tags, wireless sensors and other appliances demanding electronics of very low power in order to operate up to several years without external power source and without replacing or recharging batteries.

For Nokia we designed a dedicated Viterbi decoder based on neural convolutional computation. The decoding speed achieved was two decades higher, and power consumption one decade lower, compared to a standard DSP processor in the same technology running the same algorithm.

Optimised electronic systems utilise smart technologies

Our full custom ASIC service offers tailored ASIC circuits according to the needs of our customers. Cooperation with Siemens has realised a novel, patented sensor signal detection method and sophisticated integrated circuit for a 64-pixel Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator (FBAR) sensor matrix. One of the application areas is label-free bio molecule detection in liquid or gaseous environments.

We offer a wide selection of technologies, from programmable logics to analogue and mixed signal full custom ASIC circuits. Development of integrated circuits and programmable logic devices such as FPGAs is carried out in an industry-standard design environment, with a comprehensive portfolio of tools for circuit design (VHDL coding and simulation), implementation (synthesis and automated layout), sign-off, verification, test, and design for manufacturability (DFM).

Prototype and test circuits are processed cost-efficiently through Multi Project Wafer runs offered by Europractice or CMP. Small and medium volume production is accomplished in cooperation with industrial partners to offer processing, packaging and production testing services for industry.


Additional information

Kari Tukkiniemi
Senior Scientist
+358 20 722 6649

Additional information

Kari Tukkiniemi
Senior Scientist
+358 20 722 6649

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