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USM students participated in the Microelectronics School held in Buenos Aires

A group of USM electronic engineering students attended the twelfth School of Micro-Nano Electronics, Technology and Applications of Argentina (EAMTA for its Spanish acronym)

A group of USM electronic engineering students attended the twelfth School of Micro-Nano Electronics, Technology and Applications of Argentina (EAMTA for its Spanish acronym)

 

Every year, the Argentinian School of Microelectronics holds a weeklong international workshop that gathers undergraduate students representing their universities, or out of self-interest, to learn through professorships and workshops about micro-nanotechnology.

In this occasion, a group of three students of the Santa Maria University, conformed by Pedro Espinosa, Alfonso Cortés and Felipe Veas attended and participated in the experience. The chosen students travelled to Argentina after participating in the eighth version of the two-week Summer Integrated Circuit Design School, held in Valparaíso.

The students’ stay lasted five days, during which they attended a number of activities and intensive micro-Nano electronics classes, divided in tracks or areas of expertise, among which stood out: analogue systems, digitals, micro manufacturing and fault tolerant design.

To participate in this event it was necessary to have previous knowledge, as Felipe points out “We had a subject as part of our career curriculum, related to digital system programming, based on FPGA which is described with HDL languages (Hardware Description Languages), such as Verilog or VHDL and as it happens, those languages can be used for the design of digital integrated circuits. Then, the idea of the workshop was to apply what we have learned in classes, using tools provided during the workshops”.

During the School held in dependencies of the San Martín University, the participants had to attend classes throughout the day, as Felipe -who participated in workshops related to micro manufacturing and testing techniques- explains, “It is possible to apply everything that was learnt in classes to the manufacturing of microchips. The novelty is that this is seldomly done in Latin America; it is generally done in research but almost never in the industrial sector. Here, we generally work with chips, by programming them (in the case of micro controllers) or integrating them directly to technological applications (regulators, sensors, etc.), but little is known about its manufacturing”. 

Escrito por Super User 30 · Aug · 2017

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