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ECE 680: Physical VLSI Design

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Not Repeatable

Introduces NMOS, CMOS, and BiMOS integrated circuit technology and fabrication. Reviews MOS and BiCMOS inverter structures and operation, MOS and BiCMOS circuit design processes, MOS layers, stick diagrams, design rules, and layout. Covers subsystem design and layout illustration of design process through design of 4bit arithmetic processor and its parts, adder, multiplier, register, and memory cells; and aspects of system timing, test and testability. Reviews currently available VLSI CAS tools.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Credits: 3


ECE 586 or permission of instructor.