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EEC218A – Introduction To Vlsi Circuits

3 units – Fall Quarter

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite: EEC 110A, EEC110B

Grading: Letter;  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

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 credit
Engineering Design: 2 credits

Instructors: Staff

Course Overlap:

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

Last revised: November 1987