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ACOE 419 Digital IC and VLSI Design 

Introduction

In this web space you may find lecture notes and other relevant material for the Fall 2013 semester on Digital IC and VLSI Design .

It is highly recommended for students to have the following lecture notes with them in hard copies in each and every lecture. In this respect, notes are provided in .ppt format and can be downloaded by right-clicking on each link. Not all lecture notes are currently available but they will become available in due time as the course progresses.

The notes provided must not be considered as a replacement of either attendance of lectures or study of the suggested textbooks. Their purpose is to assist you in your studying and provide you with guidelines on what you should be focusing on. You are encouraged to enhance notes with study from the recommended literature and web links.

The notes provided are constantly updated, therefore it is recommended to regularly check for updates.

 

 

 

Subject Information

Course Outline

 

Prerequisites:

 

 

 

LECTURE NOTES

 

Right click on the following links to save the lecture notes on your PC, then print them.

Week #

Subject

Topics covered

Weeks 1-2

Lecture1

 

Introduction to VLSI Design

 

 

Week 3

Lecture 2

 

The ideal CMOS transistor

 

 

Week 4

Lecture 3

 

The non-ideal CMOS transistor

 

 

Week 5

Lecture 4

 

Logical Effort

 

 

Weeks 6-7

 

 

Lecture 5

 

 

Power Consumption

 

Week 8

 

 

Test

 

 

 

Week 9

 

Lecture 6

 

Wire Design

 

 

 

Week 10

 

Lecture 7

 

Design for Testability

 

 

Week 11-12

Lecture 8

 

3D Integration

 

 

Week 13

Lecture 9

 

 

Revision

 

 

 

 

Laboratory work

 

 

Lab 1: Basic Schematic Entry

 

Lab2: Compound Gates

 

Lab3: Basic Layout

 

Lab4: Advanced layout

 

Lab5: MOS transistor Characteristics

 

Lab6: Logical Effort

 

Lab7: Power Consumption

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

 

Assignment 1<

 

 

Bibliography 

Lectures will be given in every class session and they will be based on the main textbook. The assignments and examinations will be based on the material covered in class. Students are advised to purchase the main textbook on which many topics of the course are covered. Students are also advised to review the extensive list of books offered at the FIT library on the subject.  


Main textbook  

 

  • Neil Weste and David Harris, CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuit and Systems Perspective, 3rd edition, Addison Wesley 2005.

References