DFG - Priority Program:
VIVA - Fundamentals and Methods for Low-Power Information Processing
High power dissipation becomes the central problem in the ongoing developement
and implementation of more and more complex data- and signal processing
applications, especially in the mobile and portable segment.
The priority program VIVA aims at the development of fundamentals and methods
for low-power information processing. Hereby, projects will not focus on a
single abstraction layer, but consider all design process levels (system
concept, algorithm, architecture, down to the basic electronic components of the
Furthermore, the performance of low-power information processing will be
demonstrated and evaluated in selected design examples.
There is a great demand for low-power optimized integrated circuits in the
domain of very complex signal processing, especially the next generation of
mobile and portable applications will play an important role in highly
As this increasingly profitable market is growing rapidly, there is already a
huge demand for low-power circuitry which will expand in the near future.
In VIVA, the results of research in various fields shall be merged and used for
the exploration of common research topics. The establishment of
interdisciplinary cooperations is therefore encouraged.