November 26 2014: Professional body, IEEE is parterning edX, a non-profit organization founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other continuing professional education courses to a worldwide audience on www.edX.org.
The first such course to be released under the IEEE banner will be “ISSCC Previews: Circuit and System Insights,” developed and sponsored by the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
The course introduces several key circuit concepts and trends in a tutorial fashion, allowing participants to understand and appreciate the broad themes covered in the ISSCC conference.
These Previews are in the form of eleven, 10-to-18 minute modules taught by leading experts that establish the current state-of-the-art in several fields, including wireless and wireline communication, analog, digital, and memory. Each module will have a few optional questions to test the students understanding of the material covered. The eleven modules are:
How Far Can We Go With Electrical I/O?, Elad Alon, University of California, Berkeley
Exascale Computing—Fact or Fiction?, Shekhar Borkar, Intel
Voltage Scaling Limits: How Low Can Vmin Go?, Leland Chang, IBM
Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Integrated Circuits in Silicon Technologies: Challenges and Solutions, Payam Heydari, University of California, Irvine
Creating Energy Efficient Digital Systems, Mark Horowitz, Stanford University
Innovation Trend of Semiconductor Memories, Nicky Lu, Etron Technology, Inc.
Techniques and Trade-offs in Low Power Wireless Transceivers, Al Molnar, Cornell University
A/D Converter Figures of Merit and Performance Trends, Boris Murmann, Stanford University
N-Path Filters, Bram Nauta, University of Twente
Impact of Scaling on Analog Design, Willy Sansen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
How to Extract Power from a Solar Cell, Stefano Stanzione, IMEC Netherlands
Says Anantha Chandrakasan, Conference Chair of the ISSCC, the flagship conference of the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS): “The course will provide students with a glimpse of evolving technologies from world experts in integrated circuits,” said).
Adds Society President Bill Bidermann: “The IEEE Solid State Circuits Society remains committed to quality education. We're extremely pleased to offer one of the first courses on the IEEEx platform, bringing the latest technology to students worldwide.”
The course, which will launch on 1 December, is accepting registrations here