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ECE 498 HK - Advanced VLSI System Design

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Student teams will design and fabricate their own digital, analog, or mixed-signal chip using modern electronic design automation tools and industry best practices. In this project-based course, each team will propose a design in the form of specifications, write a Verilog (or equivalent) and a synthesizable C++ (or equivalent) model for the chip or its components, design schematics, create a testing/debug strategy, and perform layout, integration, and verification of the chip before taping it out. The design files for fully functional designs will be sent for fabrication at the end of the semester. Students can test their devices as individual studies when the chips come back from the foundry. We will be requiring one of the team members to commit to enrolling in an independent study to test the chips. Roughly nine to eleven hours of lab work is expected per week. Prerequisites: Some prior experience with hardware design and layout will be necessary. ECE411 or ECE343 or ECE425 or ECE5

Related Faculty

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Advanced VLSI System DesignHK59104PKG41100 - 1150 R  0018 Campus Instructional Facility Pavan Kumar Hanumolu
Rakesh Kumar
Advanced VLSI System DesignHK59104PKG4 -    Pavan Kumar Hanumolu
Rakesh Kumar