ECE 4740

ECE 4740

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Introduction to digital VLSI design. Topics include basic transistor physics, switching networks and transistors, combinational and sequential logic, latches, clocking strategies, domino logic, PLAs, memories, physical design, floor planning, CMOS scaling, and performance and power considerations, etc. Lecture and homework topics emphasize disciplined design, and include CMOS logic, layout, and timing; computer-aided design and analysis tools; and electrical and performance considerations.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECE 3150. Culminating design experience (CDE) course.

  • Be able to design large scale clocked systems.
  • Understand and make trade-offs between design time, cost, speed, power, area, and complexity.
  • Be able to use a set of tools representative of the design process.
  • Be able to evaluate new proposed digital designs.
  • Understand the state-of-the-art in modern VLSI practice.

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10839 ECE 4740   LEC 001

  • 10840 ECE 4740   DIS 201