Integrated Circuits Design Engineering (Onodera Lab)

Research on advanced LSI designs and electronic design automation

Integrated circuits (LSIs) are key components of electronic devices that enable them to evolve with ever more advanced functionality, higher performance, and lower prices. Today's advanced information-oriented society, typified by multimedia and the Internet, would be inconceivable without LSIs. The birth of integrated circuits goes back to 1959, when several electronic components were first combined; it is now possible to integrate a billion components on a single chip. But while we can expect the integration level and performance of LSIs to continue increasing, LSI design methodology is facing a variety of challenges. For one, there is a growing need for methodologies that enable large-scale and complex LSIs, including software, to be designed in a short time (design reuse techniques/system-level design methodologies). The physical design that determines how each circuit is realized and implemented on the LSI influences its operational performance (physical-level design optimization). It is also necessary for the design to ensure that fluctuations in the fabrication process do not have any undue effects (design for manufacturability). Furthermore, since the reliability of LSIs tends to decline as their scale increases, it is necessary to estimate this degradation prior to fabrication and then tune the LSI's characteristics after fabrication (dependable LSI design). To overcome these LSI design challenges this lab engages in a wide range of research on digital and RF/analog circuits.

Academic Staff

Hidetoshi ONODERA

Hidetoshi ONODERAProfessor (Graduate School of Informatics)

Research Interests

VLSI design and CAD

  • Physical design (circuit level/layout level)
  • Low-power design
  • Design for manufacturability
  • RF/analog circuits


Room S302, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. No.3, Yoshida Campus
TEL: +81-75-753-5314
FAX: +81-75-753-5343


Tohru ISHIHARAAssociate Professor (Graduate School of Informatics)

Research Interests

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