Digital Integrated Cicruits AND VLSI Fundamentals

Course: ESE570

Units: 1.0 CU
Terms: Spring
Next Offered: Spring 2016
When: TR 4:30-6pm
Where: Towne 303
Instructor: Tania Khanna (Levine 274) (seas: taniak) (office hours: M: 2-4:00pm in Levine 274 and by appointment)
TAs: Di Wu (seas: diwu2) Office hours: W: 6-9pm in Towne 303
Ao Sun (seas: sunao1)Office Hours: T: 6-9pm in Towne 305
Graders: Zhiyuan Li (seas: zhil)
Manan Sethi (seas: msethi)

Prerequisites: ESE 370 or equivalent. Undergraduate students need permission of instructor
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Catalog Level Description: The course explores the design aspects involved in the realization of CMOS integrated circuits/systems from device up to the register/subsystem level. It addresses major design methodologies with emphasis placed on structured full custom design. The course includes the study of the MOS device, critical interconnect and gate characteristics that determine the performance of VLSI circuits. It also includes CMOS logic design from transistor level schematic to layout for fabrication. Students will use state-of-the art CAD tools to verify designs and develop efficient circuit layouts.

Role and Objectives

Students will: