EEC218A - Introduction To Vlsi Circuits

3 units - Fall Quarter

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisites: Courses 110A, 110B

Grading: Letter (based upon midterm, final, and design projects)

Catalog Description:

Theory and practice of VLSI circuit and system design. Extensive use of VLSI computer-aided design aids allows students to undertake a VLSI design example.

Expanded Course Description:

  1. Overview of IC Design and Fabrication
    1. Custom Design
    2. Semi-Custom Design
  2. NMOS IC Design
    1. Electrical Design
    2. Layout Design
  3. CMOS IC Design
    1. Electrical Design
    2. Layout Design
  4. Bipolar LSI Circuit Design
    1. Logic Families
    2. Fabrication Technologies

This course has sufficient design content to be used as a Design elective (2 units).

Engineering Design Statement:

This course is organized around a large open-ended design project in which the students undertake the complete electrical design and complete layout design of an integrated circuit.

ABET Category Content:

Engineering Science: 1 unit
Engineering Design: 2 units

Instructors: Staff


Last revised: 11/87