- Welcome to all students who register this course.
This course will provide an overview of the MOS transistor, circuit characterization and performance estimation. CMOS logic and structured design: electrical design of logic circuits, clocking strategies and design rules. CMOS systems and RISC architectures.
- Ability to understand the functions and the properties of CMOS devices, combinational gates, and sequential circuits
- Ability to analyze the performance and power consumption of a digital VLSI circuit using proper device and interconnect models
- Ability to design functional units such as adders and multipliers using CMOS devices
- Ability to optimize a digital circuit with respect to different quality metrics such as cost, speed, power dissipation, and reliability
- Ability to use Cadence layout design tool and HSPICE for VLSI circuit design and analysis
- CMOS transistors and gates
- CMOS fabrication and manufacturing process
- Cadence and HSPICE tutorial
- Combinational/sequential logic gates
- Designing arithmetic blocks
- Dynamic CMOS logic
- Designing memory blocks
- Deep submicron issues
- Design verification
- Design for low power
- Packaging and I/Os
All course announcements, lecture slides, assignments, and projects will be made available on Blackboard, please frequently check the site and contact the instructor if there is any question.
This class demands backgrounds in digital circuit design (EECE 351), computer architecture and organization (EECE 352), hardware design using Hardware Description Language (e.g., Verilog/VHDL) (EECE 573), and fundamentals of CMOS VLSI circuits (EECE 574).
Prof. Zhanpeng Jin
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: zjin at binghamton dot edu (preferred)
- Lecture: Wednesday 6:00pm ― 9:00pm @ ECE Hugo Conference Room
- Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00pm ― 5:00pm @ ES-2306
- (Required) J. M. Rabaey, A. Chandrakasan, and B. Nikolic, “Digital Integrated Circuits: a Design Perspective”, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2003.
- (Optional) N. Weste and David Harris, “CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective”, 4th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2011.
- Blackboard @ Binghamton.
- International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
- WWW Computer Architecture Page.
- Top 500 Supercomputer Sites.
- Timeline of Computing History.
- The Turing Archive for the History of Computing.
- The Modern History of Computing, by Copeland, B. Jack from Stanford.
- The History of Computing, by J. A. N. Lee from Virginia Tech.
- History of Computing, by Virginia Montecino from George Mason.