Name: David F. Guillou
Dave's research focuses on the design of low-noise and low-power analog circuits for a data storage system that uses micromachines. By moving away from the rotating disk paradigm currently employed in hard-disk drives, we hope to vastly improve some key performances of data storage systems. Specifically, we are attempting to integrate a large array of micro-actuated heads along with its control read/write channel electronics on a single silicon die. The main goals for the system are :
Here are the main circuits Dave is working on :
Did I mention the sub-mW power budget ? :-)
In addition, part of Dave's research consists in dealing with system-level tradeoffs for a proof-of-concept data storage system, and actually trying to integrate such a device. Then, he might graduate.
A link to ECE's micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) group
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