Course Information for CS250: VLSI Systems Design
Catalog Description: VLSI Systems Design
4 units. Three hours of lecture per week, plus one hour of section per
Lectures: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30AM-2PM, 320 Soda Hall
Section: Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00, Location TBA
John Wawrzynek, Professor, EECS Department
Email: johnw at berkeley
Office Hours: Tu 2:00-3:00 and by appointment, 631 Soda Hall
Email: cyarp at eecs
Office Hours: M 2:00-3:00, 562B Soda (inside the Aspire Lab, through the kitchen)
Please begin all email subject lines with [cs250] so that we can respond more quickly.
The course has
a Piazza site that we
will use to answer questions.
There is an optional textbook CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective by Neil H.E. Weste and David Money Harris.
This is suggested but optional and provides a great compnaion to the course.
You can also learn some more about scala for use in chisel here.
There are plenty of tutorials on-line for learning scala as well including several moocs
basic and advanced.
See also Departmental Grading Guidelines for Graduate Courses.
The five labs will provide hands-on experience with the VLSI tools and design space exploration. See the calendar page for more info.
Late Labs Policy
Each student gets a total of four late days they can spend to extend
the lab deadlines for any reason. No other extensions will be given,
unless for serious documented emergencies.
Students are encouraged to discuss the lab assignments
with other students, but complete their own labs, write their own code, and turn in their
own lab report.