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Introduction Slide 1 CMOS VLSI Design Introduction to CMOS VLSI Design Adnan Aziz The University of Texas at Austin
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Introduction Slide 2 CMOS VLSI Design Organization Prerequisites: logic design, basic computer organization See sample questions Architecture design versus chip design Example: innovative processor Overview of material Bottom-up approach, CAD tools See syllabus for individual topics Course organization Website, TA, office hours, HW, projects Acknowledgements J. Abraham (UT), D. Harris (HMC), R. Tupuri (AMD)
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Introduction Slide 3 CMOS VLSI Design Course relevance 2007 world wide sales of chips: ~250B$ Primarily digital High-margin business Basis for systems Most CE graduates work in VLSI design: Intel, Qualcomm System design: HP, Cisco Software: Microsoft, Google
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Introduction Slide 4 CMOS VLSI Design Systems and Chips This course: designing ICs Part of a system: chips + board + software + … System companies: HP, Cisco Chip companies: Intel, Qualcomm nVidia vs. Hercules Example: high-end data switch Marketing gives range of specs, architect tries to meet them Off the shelf chips, embedded software Why don’t we teach system design?
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Introduction Slide 5 CMOS VLSI Design Course Goals Learn to design and analyze state-of-the-art digital VLSI chips using CMOS technology Employ hierarchical design methods Understand design issues at the layout, transistor, logic and register-transfer levels Use integrated circuit cells as building blocks Use commercial design software in the lab Understand the complete design flow Won’t cover architecture, solid-state physics, analog design Superficial treatment of transistor functioning
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Introduction Slide 6 CMOS VLSI Design Course Information Instructor: Adnan Aziz (512) 465-9774, Adnan@ece.utexas.edu http://www.ece.utexas.edu/~adnan Course Web Page Link from my page Book: Weste and Harris, CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective , AW, 3 rd edition
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Introduction Slide 7 CMOS VLSI Design Work in the Course Lectures: largely from text (not always in sequence) Homework: roughly 6 HWs Relatively straightforward review questions Laboratory exercises Three major exercises dealing with various aspects of VLSI design Complete each section before the deadline Grad students: VLSI design project Design an IP core, architecture to layout Course involves a large amount of work throughout the semester
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