ECE462 (UofR)

ECE 262/462 : Advanced CMOS VLSI Design


Years :   2009-2016
Lecture :   CSB 523        ,  W   15:25 - 16:40
Lab :   CSB 527        ,  M    15:25 - 16:40
Prerequisites :   ECE 261/461
Environment :    Linux, Cadence VLSI ASIC design, synthesis, and analysis tools
 Description :  

Introduction to Cadence Systems CMOS ASIC development tools. ASIC Synthesis process is introduced using Cadence tool suite. Design Rule Checking (DRC) , Layout Versus Schematic (LVS), and the layout of the power and clock distribution networks of a complex synchronous CMOS VLSI circuit is introduced.


Different phases of the ASIC design cycle are studied: * Verilog description * functional simulation and verification * timing and power analysis * tapeout (GDS layout creation). Students are required to design an ASIC which is fabricated by MOSIS.

Workload :   Five individual and two group projects. Projects increase in complexity, with the final project being the most sophisticated. Example final project is a simple RISC microprocessor (e.g., R2000) or a co-processor.