Richelle L. Smith

Stanford

“Silicon Oscillator Circuits for Energy-Efficient Systems”

Richelle’s research investigates the design of energy-efficient hardware systems, with a focus on circuits and architectures for low-power computing and communication. By lowering the power consumption of the computer chips that handle our data traffic, we can reduce our carbon footprint on the planet.

ABSTRACT

By lowering the power consumption of the computer chips and transceivers that handle our data traffic, we can reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. In particular, electronic oscillators are a fundamental building block in modern systems, including computers, communication systems, and brain-inspired chips for artificial intelligence. Improving our understanding of oscillator circuits and phenomenon such as injection locking in oscillators, will enable new circuits and computing approaches, resulting in improved energy efficiency. My research investigates the analysis, design, and simulation of oscillator circuits, to enable rapid design and verification of future robust, energy-efficient computing and communication systems.
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