ECE 533: VLSI Design
Prerequisite: ECE 311
Design of Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits (VLSI), taught at the transistor level. Computer tools are used to create and simulate integrated circuit layouts. Levels of design automation covered include Full Custom layout, Schematic Driven layout, Standard Cells and fully automated synthesis of HDL code. Required readings from the current literature lead to a formal written report on recent developments in VLSI. Students are required to complete and present at least one project. Some designs may be fabricated.