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Course number and title: EE201C Modeling of VLSI Circuits and Systems
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: Lei He (
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Circuits and Embedded Systems course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week.
Course Assessment:
Homework: Typically 5 assignments.
Project Reports: 1 project.
Exams: 1 exam.
Grading Policy: Typically 20% homework, 15% presentation, 20% exam, and 45% project.
Course Prerequisites: EE115C.
Catalog Description: Detailed study of VLSI circuit and system models considering performance, signal integrity, power and thermal effects, reliability, and manufacturability. Discussion of principles of modeling and optimization codevelopment.  
Textbook and any related course material:
No required textbook. References include papers from leading conferences and journals plus the following book: T. H. Cormen et al, Introduction to Algorithms, MIT Electrical and Computer Science Series, 1990.
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
Modeling problems for VLSI circuits and systems.
Signal integrity.
Power efficiency.
Reliability and manufacturability.
Principles of modeling and optimization co-development.
Will this course involve computer assignments? YES Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

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