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1 1. Introduction 1 Computer-Aided IC Design (VLSI-I) Spring 2010 David Z. Pan Electrical and Computer Engineering The University of Texas at Austin 1. Introduction 2 Goals of this Course • Learn to design and synthesize state-of-the- art digital Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) chips using CMOS technology • Employ hierarchical design methods – Use integrated circuit cells as building blocks – Understand design issues at the layout, transistor, logic and register-transfer levels • Use commercial design software in the lab Understand the complete design flow Be able to design state-of-the-art CMOS chips in industry 1. Introduction 3 Course Information • Class meets M/W, 3:30 – 5pm, ENS 109 Discussion sessions on some Fridays (on lab and homework assignments) Lab/TA hours posted at class web site • Instructor: David Z. Pan – ACES 5.434. (512) 471-1436, [email protected] – Office hours: M/W 1:30-3pm or by appointment • Course Web Pages: http://www.ece.utexas.edu/~dpan/2010Spring/ee360r382m_index.htm Acknowledgements – J. Abraham (UT), A. Aziz (UT), D. Harris (HMC), R. Tupuri (AMD) 1. Introduction 4 Course Information, Cont’d • Prerequisites : logic design, basic computer organization • Textbook : Weste and Harris, CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective , Addison Wesley/Pearson, 3 rd Edition, 2005 • Lectures and discussion in class will cover basics of course • Homework, Laboratory exercises will help you gain a deep understanding of the subject 1. Introduction 5 What Will You Learn? • How integrated circuits work • How to design chips with millions of transistors – Ways of managing the complexity – Use of tools to speed up the design process • Identifying performance bottlenecks • Ways of speeding up circuits • Making sure the designs are correct • Making the chips testable after manufacture • Other issues : effect of technologies, reducing power consumption, etc. 1. Introduction 6 Example System-on-a-Chip (SoC) for Mobile Applications Source: ARM
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2 1. Introduction 7 A Brief History of the Transistor Some of the events which led to the microprocessor - Photographs in the following are from “State of the Art: A photographic history of the integrated circuit”, Stan Augarten, Ticknor & Fields, 1983. - They can also be viewed on the Smithsonian web site http://smithsonianchips.si.edu/ - Another interesting web site http://www.pbs.org/transistor/ 1. Introduction 8 Early Ideas Leading to the Transistor • J. W. Lilienfeld’s patents 1930: “Method and apparatus for controlling electric currents”, U.S. Patent 1,745,175 1933: “Device for controlling electric current”, U. S. Patent 1,900,018 1. Introduction 9 Key Developments at Bell Labs • 1940: Ohl develops the PN Junction • 1945: Shockley's laboratory established • 1947: Bardeen and Brattain create point contact transistor (U.S. Patent 2,524,035) Diagram from patent application 1. Introduction 10 Developments at Bell Labs, Cont’d • 1951: Shockley develops a junction transistor manufacturable in quantity ( U.S. Patent 2,623,105 ) Diagram from patent application 1. Introduction 11
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