INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN

ELE5ICD

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are exposed to integrated circuit design techniques and methodologies in this unit. Topics covered include - Overview of MOS and sub-micron technology, scaling and signal integrity, IC design techniques. CMOS cell design: device-level design constraints, gate design, pass transistor circuits, sequential circuits. Layout considerations, design rules and mask level design. Circuit optimisation techniques. ASIC and custom design. Timing issues in VLSI circuit design. Design of VLSI system sub-systems: Arithmetic and logic processing elements, I/Os, buffers, data path design and layout, etc. Chip floor planning. Basic analog building blocks. Design tradeoffs-cost, power and performance. Testability and yield.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE3DDE recommended

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects ELE51ICD, ELE52ICD

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntegrated Circuits - A Design Perspective,RecommendedRabaey, J.M., Chandrakasan, A. and Nikolic, B.2ND ED, PRENTICE HALL, 2002.
ReadingsVLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective,RecommendedWeste, N. and Harris, D.3RD EDN, ADDISON WESLEY, 2004.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the process of integrated circuit design from design concept to manufacturing.

Activities:
Discussed in lectures and reinforced by laboratory and assignment exercises. Assessed by assignment, project and examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Be familiar with various integrated circuit design techniques and methodologies.

Activities:
Discussed in lectures and reinforced by laboratory and assignment exercises. Assessed by assignment, project and examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Create a circuit level design, simulate, implement and verify the physical layout.

Activities:
A key element of laboratory work, reinforced by assignment exercises and project work. Assessed by assignment, project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Understand the timing issues with clocks.

Activities:
Discussed in lectures and reinforced by laboratory and assignment exercises. Assessed by assignment, project and examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word project40 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2-hour examination40 01, 02, 04
one 750-word assignment20 01, 02, 03, 04