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M216A_1_Lec-01-Introduction-n2 - EEM216A Fall 2008 Design...

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Design of VLSI Circuits and Systems EEM216A – Fall 2008 Mon & Wed 2:00-3:50pm 2444 Boelter Hall EEM216A / Fall 2008 D. Markovic / Slide 2 Course Description ± This course focuses on advanced concepts of VLSI circuit and system design in state of the art CMOS technologies. ± Topics include: Circuit-level optimization using gate size, supply and threshold voltage; layout of circuit blocks optimized for speed, power, or area. Advanced concepts of retiming, place and route will be employed in class projects, in addition to the design of custom blocks. The applications include micro-processors, signal and multimedia processors, portable devices, memory and periphery. Course topics are continuously updated to track unique technological features such as power leakage, interconnect, clock and power distribution, impact of device variability on the design. This quarter, special focus will be given to design optimization .
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EEM216A / Fall 2008 D. Markovic / Slide 3 EE115C vs. EEM216A ± EE115C (introductory material) Basic transistor and circuit models Basic circuit design styles and logic gates Design of custom blocks (adders, memories,…) ± EEM216A (advanced material) Transistor models of varying accuracy Design under constraints: power, area, performance, robustness More advanced design techniques Learning challenges in the coming years Creating new solutions to challenging design problems EEM216A / Fall 2008 D. Markovic / Slide 4 Class Topics ± Fundamentals Technology and modeling Scaling and limits of scaling ± Design for deep sub-micron CMOS Static CMOS, transistor sizing, buffer design, high-speed CMOS design styles, dynamic logic Process variations, leakage ± Design techniques for low power and low voltage Power minimization at technology, circuit, architecture levels Energy-delay optimization ± Arithmetic circuits ± System-level issues Timing strategies, logic synthesis Clock and power distribution Physical design
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EEM216A / Fall 2008 D. Markovic / Slide 5 Teaching Staff Instructor Dejan Markovic [email protected] Office hours: 56-147E Eng-IV Mon & Wed 4:30-6pm Vaibhav Karkare CAD tools / reader [email protected] TA Lori Miller Homework drop-off 56-127CC Eng-IV Assistant EEM216A / Fall 2008 D. Markovic / Slide 6 Class Material ± Textbook: J. Rabaey, A. Chandrakasan, B. Nikolic, Digital Integrated Circuits: A Design Perspective , (2nd Edition), Prentice Hall, 2003. ± Other books: N. Weste, D. Harris, CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective , (3rd Edition), Addison Wesley, 2004. A. Chandrakasan, W. Bowhill, F. Fox, Design of High-Performance Microprocessor Circuits , IEEE Press, 2001. W.J. Dally and J.W. Poulton, Digital System Engineering , Cambridge University Press, 1998. B. Wong, A. Mittal, Y. Cao, G.W. Starr, Nano CMOS Circuit and Physical Design , Wiley-Interscience, 2004.
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