CPE 732 Selected Topics VLSI Design and Simulation

Current topics in VLSI, VHSIC, and ASIC design, simulation, and verification. Electronic design automation (EDA) tools. Design physics and processing and basic CMOS and bipolar circuit structures. Top-down design methods; formal specifications of circuits; simulation as an aid to circuit design and verification; and principles of functional and logical simulation before layout. Bottom-up circuit construction; hierarchical layout circuits; floor plan organization and routing of subcircuit interconnections; extraction of circuit from layout; critical path analysis. Class project and design, simulation, and layout of medium size circuit.




Computer Engineering Program