Ricardo Reis
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections

Prof. Ricardo Reis
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Title: Physical Design Automation of Transistor Networks
(Presentation is available in pdf format.)

Monday, May 7, 2018, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
ASB 10940 (SFU's Big Data Visualization Lab), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

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A way to reduce power consumption is to reduce the number of transistors used to implement a circuit, as leakage power is proportional to the number of transistors. It is shown a physical design approach to reduce the number of transistors needed to perform a task. It is proposed an EDA tool set to automatically generate the physical design of any transistor network. It shows an important reduction on power, improving also reliability. A standard cell library has a limited number of logical functions, and a limited number of sizings. The talk is target in optimization methods to reduce the number of transistors of a circuit. The methods allow the realization of any possible logical function or transistor network. It is included comparisons with solutions using the traditional standard cell methodology.


Ricardo Reis was born in Cruz Alta, Brazil. He received a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1978, and a Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG), France, in 1983. Since 1981, he is a professor at the Informatics Institute of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, and a leader of the Microelectronics Group. In 2016 he received the Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Montpellier, France. His main research includes physical design automation, design methodologies, fault tolerant systems and microelectronics education. He has more than 500 publications including books, journals and conference proceedings. He was vice-president of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and he was also president of the Brazilian Computer Society (two terms) and vice-president of the Brazilian Microelectronics Society. He is an active member of CASS and he received the 2015 IEEE CASS Meritorious Service Award. He was vice-president of CASS for two terms (2008/2011), representing R9. He is the founder of the Rio Grande do Sul CAS Chapter, which got the World CASS Chapter of The Year Award 2011 and 2012, and R9 Chapter of The Year 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. He is a founder of several conferences like SBCCI (sponsored by CASS in Brazil) and LASCAS, the CASS Flagship Conference in Region 9. He was the General or Program Chair of several conferences like IEEE ISVLSI, SBCCI, IFIP VLSI-SoC, ICECS, PATMOS. Ricardo was the Chair of the IFIP/CEDA VLSI-SoC Steering Committee, vice-chair of the IFIP WG10.5 and Chair of IFIP TC10. He also started with the EMicro, an annually microelectronics school in South Brazil, that now is co-sponsored by IEEE CAS chapter. In 2002 he received the Researcher of the Year Award in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Ricardo has also been participating in many Latin-American research activities. Prof. Reis is a member of the IEEE since 1981 and senior member since 2006. He is also member of the ACM, founding member of the SBC (Brazilian Computer Society) and also founding member of SBMicro (Brazilian Microelectronics Society).

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