VLSI integrated-circuit building blocks of computing systems, and their implementation. Computer-aided design and performance simulations, design exercises and projects. Devices, standard cells and interconnects, clocking, power/ground distribution, arithmetic modules, memories. Methodologies and tradeoffs in system implementation.
- CMPS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective Ed. 4, Weste and Harris
Layout (CSE 165 or ECE 260A) and logic design (CSE 140 or ECE 111), or consent of instructor.
Cross-listed CSE 241A/ECE 260B - Revised Winter 2005