Overview of deep submicron custom ic design. Advanced MOS models. IC fabrication. Timing and power calculations. Interconnect modeling and analysis techniques. Circuit-level design issues. SPICE circuit simulation. High-speed circuit design project.
This course is concerned with high-speed custom integrated circuit design in deep submicron technologies. The main purpose of this course is to introduce you to the real-world issues of integrated circuit design,with a focus towards digital circuits (we will only touch on one or two analog blocks). The course is intended for 4th year or graduate students in electrical engineering.