EE241: Advanced Digital Integrated Circuits
Spring, 1998

TuTh 12:30-2pm, 203 McLaughlin


Prof. Jan M. Rabaey , 511 Cory Hall, x3-8206,
Office hours: TuTh 5:00-6:30pm, 511 Cory Hall


Hui Zhang, 550 Cory Hall, x3-9380,
Office hours: We 5-6:30pm, 550-J Cory Hall


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Course Description

This course aims to convey a knowledge of advanced concepts of circuit design for digital LSI and VLSI components in state of the art MOS technologies. Emphasys is on the circuit design, optimization, and layout of either very high speed, high density or low power circuits for use in applications such as micro-processors, signal and multimedia processors, memory and periphery. Special attention will devoted to the most important challenges facing digital circuit designers today and in the coming decade, being the mpact of scaling, deep submicron effects, interconnect, signal integrity, power distribution and consumption, and timing.
This semester, special attention will be given to the following topics: circuitry for digital RF, memory design, and impact of interconnect. This will reflected in both the lectures and the preferred projects.

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