This course covers the design process of VLSI CMOS circuits in nanoscale technologies. This course covers all the major steps of the design process, which include: system, logic, circuit and layout design. A variety of computer-aided tools are discussed and used in the class. The main objective of this course is to provide VLSI design experience that includes the design of CMOS functional blocks, verification of the design, testing and debugging. One or more of the completed projects will be submitted for fabrication.
3 hrs. lec.