EE 732 Selected Topics in VLSI Design and Simulation

Current topics in VLSI, VHSIC and ASIC design, simulation and verification. Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools. Design physics and processing; basic CMOS and Bipolar circuit structures. Top-down design methods; formal specifications of circuits; simulation as an aid to circuit design and verification; 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; design, simulation and layout of medium size circuit.




Electrical Engineering Program