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Advanced VLSI Design

Course Code:

EE908

Semester:

3

Credit Hours:

3

Prerequisite Codes:

 

Instructor:

Dr. Awais M. Kamboh

Discipline:

DSP/Electronics

Office:

Room #311

Telephone:

+92 (0)51 9085 2119

Lecture Days:

Tuesday, Thursday

E-mail:

awais.kamboh@seecs.edu.pk

Class Room:

CR-2

Consulting Hours:

1000 to 1200 hrs or E-mail

Knowledge Group:

Digital Systems and Signal Processing

Updates on LMS:

Several times a week

 

Course Description:

 

The objective of this graduate level course is to introduce advanced concepts in VLSI design. The builds up on an undergraduate level introductory VLSI Design course. The topics covered in the course enable the students to analyze and design modern high performance/high speed, low power, low cost and highly reliable ASICs. Techniques for performance improvement are discussed with a focus on system reliability. Designing for low power, low voltage circuit operation is also presented. The effect of transistor scaling in modern processes is discussed.

 

Course Outcomes:

 

By the end of the course the students will be able to

         Use Cadence software to simulate and design ASICs

         Optimize different metrics for the designs

         Analyze and optimize timing and delay in systems

         Understand the limitations of low-power ASIC designs

         Study the effect of process variations on circuit performance

         Create layouts for fabrication of ASICs.

         Analyze, design and test memory structures.

 

Books:

Text Book:

Digital Integrated Circuits: A Design Perspective by Jan Rabaey, Anantha Chandrakasan &Borivoje Nikolic, 2nd Edition, 2003, Prentice-Hall

Reference Books:

Principles of CMOS VLSI Design. N. Weste and D. Harris., 3rd Edition, 2005. Addison-Wesley

 

Main Topics to be Covered:

The course covers the following topics

 

Scaling

Transistor Model

 

Optimization for speed

Complex Gates

 

Logical Effort

Adders

 

Dynamic/Domino Logic

Memory

 

Timing Concepts

Registers

 

Weightages:

 

Quizzes:

10%

Assignments:

20%

Midterm:

30%

End Semester Exam:

40%

 

Tools / Software Requirement:

 

Cadence Virtuoso and Spectre. Some assignments may require Cadence NC-Verilog, RTL Compiler and Encounter.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated 14th August 2014.