IL2201 Design of Digital Integrated Circuits - VLSI 7.5 credits
Konstruktion av digitala integrerade kretsar - VLSI
This course has been discontinued.
Last planned examination: Spring 2020
Decision to discontinue this course: No information inserted
The course is intended to give the student an understanding of the fundamental system level electrical issues involved in the design of digital deep submicron CMOS VLSI systems and a mastery of the basic techniques and methods used to deal with these issues. The key focus in this course is on impact of interconnects (metal Al or Cu wires) to circuit and system properties. Issues related to interconnects will be introduced in the areas of power distribution, signalling, timing, synchronization, noise-management, and related chip power consumption minimization. In each area, the fundamental problems will be introduced and engineering architecture and circuit solutions to these problems discussed. The above-mentioned issues will define how price and performance competitive and reliable the designed VLSI circuits and related end-product systems will be for the end user.