CSE 691 Advanced VLSI Design Spring 2015
Lecture: Wednesday 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Davis 338A
Advanced VLSI Design is a
course that focuses on high performance, low power reliable VLSI Systems Design.
We present advanced topics in the design of VLSI Systems. Topics
covered include VLSI Circuit techniques and design methodologies for low power
applications, process variation and its impact on very deep submicron designs,
interconnects, clocking and synchronization, timing issues in digital
circuits, and memory & array structures. Emphasis will be on very
deep submicron CMOS designs, high speed design styles, timing, arithmetic
building blocks, impact of interconnects, signal integrity and power
consumption, with added focus on SoC (System on Chip) designs.
Prerequisites: Introductory VLSI (CSE493/CSE593)
Grading: Letter grades carry the normal numerical values (90+ = A, 80+ = B, 70+ = C, 60+ = D). Curving may be applied if deemed appropriate by the instructor. Plus/Minus grades will be given. 30% Exam; 15% Homework ; 55% Project; Term paper and presentation.
Miscellaneous: A project will be assigned and is due at the end of the semester. The project will incorporate high performance VLSI principles. A term paper and a detailed presentation are due towards the later part of the semester. The topic for the project and the term paper will be selected in consultation with the Professor.