Vitor Grade Tavares

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IEEE 1149.1, commonly known as the joint test action group (JTAG), is the standard for the test access port and the boundary-scan architecture. The JTAG is primarily utilized at the time of the integrated circuit (IC) manufacture but also in the field, giving access to internal sub-systems of the IC, or for failure analysis and debugging. Because the JTAG(More)
This paper addresses a modeling and simulation methodology for analog circuit design with amorphous-GIZO thin-film transistors (TFTs). To reach an effective circuit design flow, with commercially available tools, a TFT model has been first developed with an artificial neural network (ANN). Multilayer perceptron with backpropagation algorithm has been(More)
Security is becoming an essential problem for integrated circuits (ICs). Various attacks, such as reverse engineering and dumping on-chip data, have been reported to undermine IC security. IEEE 1149.1, also known as JTAG, is primarily used for IC manufacturing test but inevitably provides a "backdoor" that can be exploited to attack ICs. Encryption has been(More)
An integrate-and-fire modulator (IFM) is designed for power scavenging systems like: Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sensor tags. The circuit works with a clock in order to be able to be synchronized with microprocessors, which must be used to reconstruct the signal. The modulator is simulated using 130nm CMOS(More)
This paper presents an initiative to involve ECE undergraduate students in the design and deployment of a network infrastructure for an academic laboratory. The project aims at attaining a reliable and secure network for an IC CAD environment. The students focused on employing secure authentication, accounting and storage with single sign-on, based on(More)