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November 2-5, 2015
Hotel Hyundai, Gyeongju, Korea


Tutorial (Monday, November 2nd, 2015)

[Tutorial 1-1] Design Technologies for Application Processors
Youngmin Shin
Master, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Youngmin Shin is Master of the Semiconductor Business, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. He heads Advanced Design & Technology Group in Processor Development Team. His role in Samsung is to develop next generation ARM CPU using new process and to develop technology leadership. Since receiving BS degree from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 1988, he has worked for Samsung about 28 years. He worked on 0.35~0.13um Alpha CPU joint-project with DEC(1996~2001). After 2002 he has developed high performance ARM CPUs for both mobile and consumer SoC applications from 130nm to 10nm designs.

Application Processor SoC market is growing very fast in volume and becoming more intelligent and powerful. From 2013, volume of Smartphone is higher than that of PC. In order to get more competitiveness, high performance and low power IPs must be needed in this Application Processor SoC. In this lecture, he will present how CPU and GPU in Application Processor have been developed for this purpose and what kind of IPs/design technologies are used for Application Processor. He also present industry trend of mobile CPU development.

[Tutorial 1-2] Fundamentals of Low Noise Lock-in Amplifiers
Jaejin Park
Master, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Jaejin Park received the Ph. D degree at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He is a technical vice president in System LSI division, Samsung Electronics. His interests are the design of data converters (ADC/DAC), clock generators (PLL/DLL), and high-speed interfaces. His recent works include analog/mixed signal design methodology, ultra-low power circuits, and low noise amplifiers. He has coauthored internal and external publications and hold patents in the analog design team. Currently, he is an analog sub-committee member of ISSCC (International Solid-State-Circuits Conference).

The input signal of a sensor to be detected might be smaller than noise level. The lock-in amplifier can improve the signal-to-noise ratio and recover the desired input signal in a noisy environment. Therefore, physical/chemical sensing and spectrography widely use lock-in amplifiers as a solution. This talk is about fundamentals of the lock-in amplifier and circuit implementation on the lock-in amplifier on integrated chips. The functional blocks of the lock-in amplifier will be presented which include a low noise amplifier, a phase-sensitive detector, band pass & low pass filters, and so forth.

[Tutorial 2-1] CMOS Image Sensor and Its Noise
Manlyun Ha
Ph. D., DongbuHitek

Bachelor of Electronics, Kyoungpook Nat. Univ. (1991~1997) Master of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, KAIST (1998~1999) Ph.D of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, KAIST (2000~2004) MagnaChip Semiconductor (2005~2008): 0.13~ 0.11um tech. CIS Tech. Development DongbuHitek (2009~Present):0.13um~0.11um CIS Tech. Development (Mobile &Nonmobile), Under 90nm CIS Tech. Development (FSI & BSI)

In this lecture, as a first, I will review the recent CMOS image sensor’s application and technology development trend. And then, as a next, I will introduce the understanding and the developing status on the Image Noise.
Recently the application area of the CMOS Image Sensor become wide continuously and, mainly, it can be divided as Mobile Phone, High-end Camera (DSLR/DSC), Time-of-Flight, Automotive, Security, Medial, and Science & Space area. The market demand for the CIS technology increases even yet and nowadays, thanks to appearance of the Dual camera system in mobile phone, its demand expects to become twice simply. Automotive Sensor is also very impressive application market but needs higher reliability and frame rate than other applications. Security Sensor receives the attention with increasing needs on the social safety request. The main medical sensor is the capsule endoscope and X-ray sensor.
Even though many application areas there are, the main technology stem can be listed as two types. Fist one is the FSI (Frontside Illumination) and second one is the BSI (Backside Illumination). As well-known, the FSI technology is based on the traditional semiconductor processing technology and many important technologies have been developed, but due to the process limitation, now this is used for making the large pixel products and some special aim sensors.
The BSI technology shows so impressive performance but have so complicate process and high cost at the same time. Nevertheless, recently the BSI technology applied for the high-end camera and become general trend and this expand its application area to the large pixel products continuously.
These application conditions and process technology developments in CMOS Image Sensor is always running with the understanding of the Image Noise. This understanding of the Image Noise acts as one of the big motivation of technology development. To understand the Image noise, I will review the operation of the unit pixel at first and then design and layout related noise will be reviewed, too. List up the noise from the image and then also summarize and understand the physical basis of these noises, we can imagine the technical method to solve these noises. I check the direction of the technology development from the review of recent results to improve the image quality in the process and design area. This will give us the opportunity to develop more improved products.

[Tutorial 2-2] Cosmos OpenSSD Controller Design: Hardware and Software
Yong Ho Song
Professor, Hanyang University

Yong Ho Song received the bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1991, 1989, and 2002, respectively, all in computer engineering. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electronic Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul. His current research interests include system architecture and software systems of mobile embedded systems, including SoC, NoC, multimedia on multicore parallel architecture, and NAND flash-based storage systems. Prof. Song served as a Program Committee Member of many prestigious conferences, including the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, the IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and the IEEE International Conference on Computing, Communication, and Networks.

The Cosmos OpenSSD is an open-source SSD system which can be freely used, modified, or extended by students, researchers, and engineers. It may be used to develop and evaluate software and hardware technology related to memory-based storage solutions. The tutorial gives a brief introduction to the SSD system, and explains individual software and hardware components to help such development and evaluation.

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