Digital Integrated Circuits AND VLSI Fundamentals

Course: ESE570

Units: 1.0 CU
Term: Spring 2019
When: TR 1:30-3pm
Where: Towne 311

Instructor: Tania Khanna (Moore 201Q) (seas: taniak) (office hours: W 2-4pm and by appointment)
TAs: Jiahe Chen (seas: jiahec) Office hours: TTh 3-4:30pm in Moore 203; Vinay Peddireddy (seas: pvinay96) Office hours: M 2-3pm, F 10am-12pm in Moore 203
Graders: Joseph Lauigan (seas: jlauigan); Yifeng Zhang (seas: zyf26)

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: