ENGI 8863    Introduction to VLSI Design

ENGI 9868    ASIC Design

 

                                                            Spring 2016

 

Instructor: Dr. Lihong Zhang, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Email: lzhang@mun.ca

  

Course Schedule:

Lectures: Three lectures per week. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 10:50, all in EN-1004

Office Hours:  Thursdays 11:00-12:00 and Fridays 13:55-14:55

Assignment Due Dates: May 23 (A1), May 30 (A2), June 9 (A4), June 17 (A5)

Labs: 9 lab sessions plus final report. The software used for the labs includes CAD tools from Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, etc.

Midterm Test: June 24

Project Report: Aug. 7

 

Evaluation Scheme:
For undergraduate students, the following marking scheme is used:

Assignments:                 10 %   

Labs:                            15 %   

Midterm exam:             20 % (Tentatively June 24, Friday 10:00 10:50)

Final exam:                   55 %

 

For graduate students, the following marking scheme is used:

Assignments:                 10 %   

Labs:                            15 %   

Midterm exam:             20 % (Tentatively June 24, Friday 10:00 10:50)

Final exam:                   40 %

Project:                        15%

 

Website: The formal D2L based course website is available at http://online.mun.ca

 

Course Outline: http://www.engr.mun.ca/~lihong/teaching/EN8863_9868/courseOutline.pdf

 

Course Schedule: http://www.engr.mun.ca/~lihong/teaching/EN8863_9868/courseScheduleWeb.html

 

Prerequisite and Contents:
As a prerequisite, students are expected to have basic knowledge on VHDL, digital logic, digital system design, and microprocessors.

The topics will include, but not be limited to:
1. Introduction to CMOS processing technology and CMOS digital circuit and logic design
2. Introduction to ASICs and ASIC design methodology
3. Basic concepts about Synopsys and ASIC technology library
4. Partitioning for logic synthesis and VHDL coding
5. Constraining designs, synthesizing, simulation and optimization
6. Design for testability
7. Layout & post-layout optimization and SDF generation
8. Static timing analysis
9. Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits
 

Textbook:  

There is no official textbook for this course. Most of the material for lectures and labs is covered by the following books:
1. Michael J. S. Smith, Application-Specific Integrated Circuits, Addison-Wesley; June 1997.
2. Himanshu Bhatnagar, Advanced ASIC Chip Synthesis: Using Synopsys Design Compiler, Physical Compiler and Primetime, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2002.
3. Jan Rabaey, Anantha Chandrakasan, and Borivoje Nikolic, Digital Integrated Circuits (A Design Perspective), Second Edition, Prentice Hall, New York, 2003.
4. Behzad Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, McGraw Hill, New York, 2001.
5. Neil Weste and David Harris, CMOS VLSI Design, A Circuits and Systems Perspective, Addison Wesley, Boston, 2005.
 

 

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