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ECE 423 - Digital VLSI Design Principles of the design and layout of Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits concentrating on the CMOS technology. MOS transistor theory and the CMOS technology. Characterization and performance estimation of CMOS gates. CMOS gate and circuit design. Layout and simulation using CAD tools. CMOS design of datapath subsystems. Design of finite state machines. Examples of CMOS system designs. Laboratory experience in CMOS VLSI design Design Framework II, Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Analog Design Environment, Cadence Spice, Virtuoso Layout Editor, Diva, Dracula
ECE 425 - VLSI Design and Test Automation Principles of the automated synthesis, verification, testing and layout of Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits concentrating on the CMOS technology. Resource allocation and scheduling in high-level synthesis. Automation of the logic synthesis for combinational and sequential logic. The physical design automation cycle and CMOS technology considerations. Fault modeling and testing. Timing analysis. Laboratory experience using commercial tools for synthesis and layout.

NC-VHDL, NC-Verilog, NC-Sim, NC-SC, SimVision, BuildGates, Encounter (R), EncounterTM RTL, EncounterTM Conformal, First Encounter, SoC Encounter, Silicon Ensemble

ECE 446 - Electronic Circuit Design Analysis and design of electronic circuits, both discrete and integrated. Computer-aided circuit design and analysis. Design of amplifier and filter circuits. Circuit stability analysis and frequency compensation techniques.

Design Framework II, Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Analog Design Environment, Cadence Spice, Virtuoso Layout Editor, Diva, Dracula

ECE 523 - Low Power VLSI Design Source of power dissipation, technology impact on power dissipation, low power circuit techniques, energy recovery, synthesis of low power circuits, low power components.

Design Framework II, Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Analog Design Environment, Cadence Spice, Virtuoso Layout Editor, Diva, Dracula

ECE 531 - Mixed Signal VLSI Design Analysis and design of mixed signal integrated circuits. Digital to analog converter (DAC). Analog to digital converter (ADC). Sigma-delta data converters. Performance analysis of signal chains containing both analog and digital signal processing functions.

Design Framework II, Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Analog Design Environment, Spectre, Cadence Spice

ECE 543 - Advanced Analog Integrated Circuit Design Analysis and design of CMOS analog integrated circuits. Circuit noise analysis. Low-voltage high-performance operational amplifiers. Voltage and current reference circuits. Integrated analog filter circuits.

Design Framework II, Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Analog Design Environment, Spectre, AMS Designer, Diva, Dracula, Virtuoso Layout Editor

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