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Course number and title: EEM216A Design of VLSI Circuits and Systems
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: C. K. K. Yang (
  A. Tarighat Mehrabani (
Course type: Lecture with design
Required or Elective: A Circuits and Embedded Systems course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week.
Lab: 4 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week.
Course Assessment:
Labs: Design laboratory using CAD tools
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination
Grading Policy: Typically, HW & Project 35%, midterm 25%, final 40%.
Course Prerequisites:
Catalog Description: LSI/VLSI design and application in computer systems. Fundamental design techniques that can be used to implement complex integrated systems on a chip.  
Textbook and any related course material:
Weste and Harris, Design of VLSI Systems - A Circuit and System Perspective
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
CMOS scaling.
RC transistor model.
Static CMOS logic gate design.
Design with hardware description language (Verilog).
Dynamic and leakage power model.
Power and delay calculation.
Logical effort and gate sizing.
Energy-delay tradeoff analysis.
Clocking methodologies and timing analysis.
Design automation using logic synthesis.
State machine design (ASM or FSM).
Will this course involve computer assignments? YES Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

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