Integrated Circuit Design

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Integrated Circuit Design

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: ECS526U

    The mdule covers: C FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY: Lithography, diffusion, vapour deposition, ion implantation. Design rules. Yield. CMOS processes.
    DESIGN METHODOLOGY: Gate array, standard cell and full custom design. The design/simulate/test cycle. Programmable Logic Devices.
    CMOS DESIGN: CMOS gates and logic interconnection and layout. CMOS design problems and solutions.
    OTHER IC TECNOLOGIES: BiCMOS, GaAs, SiGe.
    CAD TECHNIQUES: Layout languages and custom design software. Logic simulators and Circuit simulators. Hardware design and description languages. Verilog.
    VLSI ARCHITECTURES
    TESTING: Design for test. Concepts of testability.
    STATE OF THE ART IN IC DESIGN

    Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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