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Dr Chris Phillips, BEng PhD MIEEE FHEA



Telephone: +44 20 7882 7989
Room Number: Engineering, Eng E208
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-13:00, Wednesday 13:00-14:00


Information Systems (Postgraduate)

This module consolidates previous work on internet and distributed programming and extends this to issues in the design, implementation and deployment of real-world e-commerce/ m-commerce/ distributed systems built on Java/.net technology and to develop novel distributed applications built on middleware technologies.

Integrated Circuit Design (Postgraduate)

The course introduces CAD, design methodology, architectures, circuit and fabrication techniques for integrated circuits. The main emphasis is on CMOS design. Content covers: ICD Overview & IC Fabrication, MOS Transistor Principles and CMOS Gates. Device Performance and Yield. Programmable Architecture, Layout Languages & Design Rules. Hardware Description Languages, specifically VHDL - although prior VHDL knowledge is beneficial. The VHDL content covers: - Sequential / Combinational Logic - State Machines and Clocking - Simulation, Synthesis, Place & Route, Back Annotation The module also examines Testing mechanisms. Finally, some State-of-the-Art developments are introduced.

Integrated Circuit Design (Undergraduate)

The mdule covers: C FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY: Lithography, diffusion, vapour deposition, ion implantation. Design rules. Yield. CMOS processes. DESIGN METHODOLOGY: Gate array, standard cell and full custom design. The design/simulate/test cycle. Programmable Logic Devices. CMOS DESIGN: CMOS gates and logic interconnection and layout. CMOS design problems and solutions. OTHER IC TECNOLOGIES: BiCMOS, GaAs, SiGe. CAD TECHNIQUES: Layout languages and custom design software. Logic simulators and Circuit simulators. Hardware design and description languages. Verilog. VLSI ARCHITECTURES TESTING: Design for test. Concepts of testability. STATE OF THE ART IN IC DESIGN


Research Interests:

Internet Technologies (TCP/IP, Routing and G/MPLS)

Optical Networking (ASON, OBS, Resilience, Connection Management)

Network Security and Dynamic Virtual Private Networking

Energy-Efficient Wired Networking

Sensor Networks and Nomadic Computing

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