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POWER SoC With Integrated PassivEs

Objective

Europe is a world leader in innovative automotive systems with competencies covering the full supply chain from the main OEMs (Audi, BMW, Daimler, Fiat, PSA, RSA, VW) to Tier1 suppliers (Bosch, Continental, Magneti Marelli) to leading semiconductor companies (Infineon, ST). The vision for electronic automotive control units in 2020 is that the battery will supply multi-core µControllers via multiple power supplies using an on-chip, granular power management system architecture, known as PowerSoC (Power Supply on Chip). The PowerSwipe proposal will address a key roadblock for PowerSoC by, for the first time, miniaturising and integrating state-of-the-art, high density trench capacitor substrate technology with novel thin film magnetics on silicon to deliver a multi-component LC (inductor-capacitor) interposer which will be combined, in a 3D heterogeneous stack, using eWLB technology, with the µController chip. To achieve this miniaturisation of the power passives, the switching frequency of the switched mode dc-dc converter needs to be increased from the traditional 1 to 5 MHz space (with 90%+ converter efficiency) into the 20MHz to 100MHz+ range, at which point the footprint of the power passives is comparable to the footprint of the individual on-chip DC-DC converter blocks (i.e. 1 to 2mm2). PowerSwipe will deliver a European supply chain for PowerSoC by addressing the challenges of system design, engineering, technology and manufacturability of integrated power management systems or PowerSoC (Power Supply on Chip) for nanoCMOS System on Chip (SOC).
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Address

Western Road
T12 Yn60 Cork

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 965 331

Administrative Contact

Conor Delaney (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 505 772

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 210 878

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 494 625

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 384 892

MURATA INTEGRATED PASSIVE SOLUTIONS

France

EU Contribution

€ 341 968

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 305 453

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 73 127

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 12 954

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 318529

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    31 March 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 123 890

  • EU contribution

    € 3 295 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland