ECE 4740

ECE 4740

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Course is equal parts analytical and real-world practical design. Analytical topics include basic transistor physics, switching behavior of transistors, interconnect modelling, combinational and sequential logic, memories, timing analysis, optimization, computer arithmetic, and architecture transforms. Practical topics include routing strategies, floor planning and other application/specification-driven decision-making considerations for the multi-variate CMOS digital design space. Emphasis will be on full-custom design using Cadence. Supervised access to Phillips 314 will be offered, but course can be completed remotely. 

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECE 3150.

Comments Culminating design experience (CDE) course.

  • Design digital circuits from concept to schematic to layout.
  • Use state-of-the-art CAD software (Cadence Virtuoso and Synopsys Design Compiler) to simulate, optimize, and verify digital circuits.
  • Develop strong analytical and engineering-decision-making intuition.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20070 ECE 4740   LEC 001

    • F Upson Hall 202
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ying, R

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Synchronous
    This class is live-streamed from the Cornell Tech campus.

  • 20167 ECE 4740   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person