Fraunhofer-Institut für Mikroelektronische Schaltungen und Systeme
SPAD – Single Photon Avalanche Diode – is a silicon pixel technology increasing sensitivity down to the single photon level. Therefore, sensors based on SPADs can be used in high speed and low light applications. One such application is Light Detection and Ranging (LiDaR), which is employed in advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. Distance measurement is performed through scene exposure with pulsed infrared light and simultaneously measuring the time-of-flight (ToF) of the laser pulse reflected by the object points. For these applications Fraunhofer IMS develops fast digital line sensors of variable pixel count based on CMOS-SPADs.
In order to fully exploit the ToF principle and certify the sensor for the mentioned applications, we offer a master thesis on the development of a dedicated time-to-digital-converter (TDC) cell for integration in a sensor. The TDC is used to determine the time-of-flight of the emitted laser pulse and, therefore, determines the spatial resolution of the sensor. The TDC will be developed in our 0.35 µm CMOS process using CADENCE design Framework.
Master Thesis in the Area of CMOS Sensor Development
- Master student in electrical engineering or a comparable course
- Experience in digital and analog circuits
- Experience with the CADENCE design Framework
- Knowledge of analog and digital mixed signal simulations
- Good verbal and written skills in English or German
The weekly working time is 39 hours.
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