Digital Integrated Circuits AND VLSI Fundamentals

Course: ESE570

Units: 1.0 CU
Term: Fall 2021
When: MW 3:30-5pm EST (all times below are EST)
Where: Towne 337
Instructor: Tania Khanna (Levine 262, seas: taniak)
Instructor Office Hours: T, 1-2pm (via zoom, see Piazza for link), W 1-2:30pm (in person), and by appointment
TA: Adzo Fiagbenu (seas: afiagben) (office hours: Th 12-2pm (in person/virtual hybrid, Towne M70), Sa 12-2pm (via zoom, see Piazza for link))
TA: AJ Geers (seas: ageers) (office hours: W 5:15-6:45pm (in person, room Towne 313), F 8-10am (via zoom, see Piazza for link))
Graader: Shuvi Shuvi (seas: shuvi)

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: