Computer-Aided Design Laboratory (CADLAMS)

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Founded in 2009, the Computer-Aided Design Laboratory for Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI Systems (CADLAMS) has evolved to a very-large-scale-integration (VLSI) research base in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University. This state-of-the-art laboratory provides the infrastructure for advanced research in the area of VLSI circuits/systems and microsystems.
The research team is dedicated to addressing microelectronics and microsystems design and implementation challenges in the modern submicron and nanometer technologies. The research activities cover microelectronics, electronic design automation (EDA), micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics and biosensors, wireless sensor networks, and beyond.


  • Dr. Lihong Zhang
    • VLSI computer-aided design (CAD)
    • Integrated circuit (IC) design
    • MEMS design and design automation
    • Wireless sensor networks
    • Microfluidics and biosensors
  • Dr. Cheng Li 
    • Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
    • Vehicular Networks
    • Broadband Communications Networks
    • Wireless Communications
    • Mobile Computing
  • Dr. Octavia Dobre
    • Wireless communications
    • Optical communications
    • Underwater communications
    • Signal processing for communications


Measuring instruments
  • 3D Micro System Analyzer (MSA-100 3D)
  • Piezo-MEMS Analyzer
  • Multi-Axis Laser Interferometer
  • 3D Laser Doppler Vibrometer IVS-500
  • A-322 planar XY precision air bearing stage
  • Keithley 2400 digital source meter
  • Keithley 2700 multimeter and data acquisition system
  • EG&G 5113 low noise voltage preamplifier
  • EG&G 5182 ultralow noise current amplifier
  • Agilent 33250A function / waveform generator
  • Agilent 16823A 102-+channel logic analyzer
  • Agilent 4155C semiconductor parameter analyzer
  • Agilent E4980A precision LCR meter
  • Agilent N9010 ESA spectrum analyzer
  • National Instrument PXIe - 1062Q
Computing facilities
  • Sun Fire server
  • Supermicro servers
  • Dell workstations
  • A number of personal computers
  • Commercial C++ class library software for efficient data types and algorithms
  • Mathematical programming optimizer CPLEX
  • MOSEK optimization software, etc.


EN-4029C, EN-4031A, and shared with the uPrecision Mechatronics Laboratory (uPML)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL