Signal and Power Integrity


The aggressive miniaturization of current and future generation electronic and communication systems, such as smartphones and tablets, combining different functions (digital, analog and RF, optical, bio-sensors, MEMS, etc.) in a very compact volume, poses tremendous design challenges. Unwanted interactions between different system parts may lead to performance degradation and malfunctioning, unless proper design strategies are applied to guarantee the Signal and Power Integrity of the system.

This research activity focuses on the characterization of signal and power degradation effects and corresponding pre- or post-layout system verification through advanced modeling and simulation techniques. The latter include several research directions, ranging from first-principle circuit and electromagnetic formulations to compact, reduced-order, surrogate and behavioral models. These can be deterministic, parameterized (for design optimization) or stochastic (for uncertainty quantification and robust design).

ERC sectors 

  • PE7_2 Electrical engineering: power components and/or systems
  • PE7_3 Simulation engineering and modelling
  • PE7_4 (Micro- and nano-) systems engineering
  • PE7_6 Communication systems, wireless technology, high-frequency technology


  • Signal Integrity
  • Power Integrity
  • High-speed electronics
  • Power systems
  • Energy networks
  • Physics-based modeling
  • Surrogate modeling
  • Statistical analysis
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Optimization tools
  • Machine learning