A. Course Description
An introduction to most aspects of large scale MOS integrated circuit design including:
device fabrication and modeling; inverter characteristics designing CMOS combinational
and sequential circuits; designing arithmetic building blocks and memory structures;
interconnect and timing issues; testing and verification; and system design considerations.
Term project involves the complete design of a functional logic block or system using CAD tools.
B. Course Outcomes
A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
- an ability to analyze MOS circuits.
- an ability to synthesize MOS circuits.
- experience in oral presentation, teamwork, and document preparation for a finished design.
- an ability to create and simulate a hierarchical digital design using commercial grade CAD software.
- Introduction: Historical Perspective and Future Trend; CMOS Process, The MOS transistor, CMOS Logic, Pass transistors and Transmission gates
- TriState , MUX, and Latches, Introduction to VLSI Lab and Mentor Tools
- Fabrication Processes, Design Rules, Stick Diagrams and Layouts
- Design Partitioning, testing & packaging
- MOS Transistor Theory, C-V characteristics, Secondary Effects
- DC characteristics, Pass Transistors DC characteristics, CMOS Processing technology
- Circuit Characterization and Performance Estimation, Circuit Simulations
- Combinational Circuit Design
- Sequential Circuit Design
- Design Methodology and Tools
- Datapath Subsystems
- Array Subsystems
- Project Presentations and review
Prerequisite: ECE 305 or Consent of instructor.
Good Four Quizzes out of Five Quizzes (45%), Project (15%), Final Exam (Comprehensive, 40%)
Neil H. E. Weste and David Harris, CMOS VLSI Design, A Circuits and Systems Perspective, Third Edition. Addison Wesley, ISBN 0-321-14901-7, 2005.
G. A Project with a pair of three students
A Design Project
Students are responsible for all material covered in class, including changes
in exam schedules announced in class. Make-up exams will be considered only for medical reasons.
Make-up exams are not guaranteed to be the same as the exam given in class.
I. Final Exam Policy
Please read the school final exam policy.
J. Use of Email as Official Correspondence with Students
Please read use of email.
K. Fine Prints
The syllabus may not be exactly followed and is subject to change.