Chip design winner could improve imaging
An innovative chip design that could increase the portability and lower the cost of current
medical ultrasound equipment is the winner of the first phase of the System-on-a-Chip Design Contest sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation and the Semiconductor Industry Association.
The winning design was developed by a faculty-led team of engineering students at the University of Virginia. The chip design takes advantage of state-of-the-art semiconductor design and fabrication processes to incorporate a complete system on a single semiconductor chip. The University of Virginia team said its design would enable advanced diagnostic capability in medical ultrasound equipment while reducing both power consumption and total system cost.