Integrated Circuit Design
Queen Mary, University of London
Area of Study
Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
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.
TESTING: Design for test. Concepts of testability.
STATE OF THE ART IN IC DESIGN
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
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