INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN

ELE5ICD

Not currently offered

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 analogue building blocks. Design trade-offs-cost, power and performance. Testability and yield.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

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PrerequisitesELE3DDE

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Equivalent subjectsELE52ICD OR ELE51ICD

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Readings

Integrated Circuits - A Design Perspective

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorRabaey, J.M., Chandrakasan, A. and Nikolic, B.

Year2002

Edition/Volume2ND ED

PublisherPRENTICE HALL

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VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorWeste, N. and Harris, D.

Year2004

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherADDISON WESLEY

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand the process of integrated circuit design from design concept to manufacturing.
02. Be familiar with various integrated circuit design techniques and methodologies.
03. Create a circuit level design, simulate, implement and verify the physical layout.
04. Understand the timing issues with clocks.

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