EEE3012 : Integrated Circuit Design
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Satnam Dlay
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce the students to the fundamentals of VLSI design and provide them with the essential knowledge about the main themes, so that, in future, the students will be able to readily apply this knowledge in industry or research or further enhance it by self study.
Outline Of Syllabus
Transistor topology; transistor equations; CMOS process steps; fabrication; yield; design rules for custom layout. Complex gates; pseudo NMOS; dynamic logic; dynamic cascaded logic; domino logic; 2 and 4 phase logic; pass transistor logic. Contorl and timing; synchronous and asychronous; self-timed systems; multi-phase clocks; register to register transfer; examples of ALU, shifters, and registers. Layout, hand layout, graphical layout, low-level language; design rule checking; stick diagrams; placement of cells; simulation of design; function generation from masks; test pattern generation; high-level languages; structured design methodology for VLSI; hierarchical design techniques and examples.
Serial addition; bit-serial multipliers; systolic arrays; analogue voltage dividers; current mirrors; differential amplifiers; wide range amplifiers. Effects of scaling circuit dimensions; physical limits to device fabrication. Optional extended course work for final year students, using VLSI design software to produce a chip to meet a given specification; the chip may be fabricated if the design is successful.
Case Study Lecture
Design of a MSI chip using proprietary CAD system; use of circuit description language; layout considerations.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Final exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||62:00||62:00||Reviewing lecture notes; general reading|
Jointly Taught With
|EEE8020||Advanced VLSI Design|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading, problem solving practice is intergrated into lecture structure.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
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Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the course material. The problem solving aspects of the assessment enable the student to demonstrate that they are able to apply this understanding and their analysis and synthesis skills to novel situations.