Special Topics in EE: VLSI Systems Design I (EE 58003)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Electronics Engineering(EE)
3
10.00
İlker Hamzaoğlu -hamzaoglu@sabanciuniv.edu,
English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Laboratory
Interactive,Communicative,Project based learning,Task based learning,Simulation
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CONTENT

Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology and limitations; CMOS circuit and logic design; layout rules and techniques; circuit characterization and performance estimation; CMOS subsystem design, basic building blocks; structured design principles; Very-Large-Scale Integrated (VLSI) system design methods; DRC, logic and circuit simulation.

OBJECTIVE

This course teaches both full custom and standard cell based digital CMOS VLSI circuit design, implementation and analysis. Students gain practical experience by designing, implementing and verifying full custom and standard cell based digital CMOS VLSI circuits.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Describe digital VLSI circuit design styles;


Analyze and reduce delay of full custom digital VLSI circuits;
Design and analyze full custom arithmetic circuits (e.g. adder, multiplier);
Describe basic techniques for reducing power consumption of digital VLSI circuits;
Describe clock generation and distribution in synchronous digital VLSI circuits;
Describe standard cell libraries;
Design and implement standard cell based digital VLSI circuits using logic synthesis and physical synthesis tools;
Verify functionality and timing of standard cell based digital VLSI circuits using a logic simulation tool.
Overview of Analog-to-digital converters and digital-to-analog converters

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 30
Assignment 35

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Jan M. Rabaey, Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Borivoje Nikolic, Digital Integrated Circuits, Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition
Michael J. S. Smith, Application-Specific Integrated Circuits, Addison Wesley