Digital Integrated Circuits AND VLSI Fundamentals

Course: ESE570

Units: 1.0 CU
Term: Fall 2020
When: MW 4:30-6pm EDT (note this will change to EST on Nov. 1)
Where: Zoom, see Piazza for link
Instructor: Tania Khanna (Levine 262, seas: taniak) (office hours: W 1-3pm, F 9-10am EDT and by appointment, see Piazza for link)
TA: Yuanlong Xiao (seas: ylxiao) (office hours: Th 9-10:30am, F 2-3:30pm see Piazza for link)

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: