Extending networks from chips to flexible and stretchable electronics

Ujjwal Gupta, Umit Ogras

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Emerging flexible hybrid electronics paradigm integrates traditional rigid integrated circuits and printed electronics on a flexible substrate. This hybrid approach aims to combine the physical benefits of flexible electronics with the computational advantages of the silicon technology. In this paper, we discuss the possibility to implement a physically flexible system capable of sensing, computation and communication. We argue that this capability can transform personalized computing by enabling the next big leap forward in the form factor design, similar to the shift from desktop and laptop computers to hand-held devices. Designing this type of a comprehensive system requires integrating many flexible and rigid resources on the same substrate. As a result, efficient interconnection network design rises as one of the major challenges similar to the system-on-chip experience. Therefore, we also discuss the interconnect design challenges and promising solutions for flexible hybrid systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 10th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip, NOCS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467390309
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 28 2016
Event10th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip, NOCS 2016 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Aug 31 2016Sep 2 2016

Other

Other10th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip, NOCS 2016
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period8/31/169/2/16

Keywords

  • Flexible Electronics
  • Flexible Hybrid Electronics
  • Systems-on-Chip
  • Thin-Film Transistor (TFT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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