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Projects and Prototypes

The Microelectronic Systems Laboratory (MSL) has provided key technologies and know-how for hardware-related research projects since its founding in 1981.

MSL Timeline

In addition to traditional digital systems and "pure" computing hardware projects, the MSL has engaged in research across a broad front of information processing technology, including VR displays and trackers, and telepresence/teleoperation at nanometer scales.

The MSL has been an incubator for a large number of early, speculative investigations. Virtually every major MSL project was supported in its preliminary unfunded phase by MSL infrastructure. The more successful ones have secured external funding, and have achieved excellent results.

PixelFlow/Pixel-Planes -- A series of graphics supercomputers

VISTAnet -- A Gigabit Testbed for Radiation Treatment Planning

BioSCAN -- A DNA/Protein sequence matching system

Nanomanipulator -- teleoperation at nanometer scales

BLITZEN -- A SIMD x-mesh connected parallel engine

FUZZY -- A fuzzy-logic inference accelerator

Ray Casting Machine -- A constructive solid geometry engine

Boolean Vector Machine -- A SIMD cube-connected-cycles engine

Tracker -- Research in Virtual/Augmented Reality user-tracking technologies

Ultra-compact HMDs -- High resolution, lightweight, wearable displays

Salphasic Clocks -- Synchronizing large systems with very low clock skew

Fast-Links -- Ultra high bandwidth inter-chip signaling

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This Page was created by Sherry Palmer

Updated by
    Jim Mahaney on August 15, 1997
    Leandra Vicci on 12 December 2000