CS 181b: VLSI Design Laboratory


CS 181a General Information

Time and Place
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:15-2:45pm, 74 Jorgensen

Alain Martin <alain@async> 294 Jorgensen

Teaching Assistants
Catherine Wong <wongca@async> office hours W10-11am, 160F Jorgensen
Karl Papadantonakis <kp@async> office hours M1-2pm, 160H Jorgensen

Course Secretary
Betta Dawson <bettad@cs> 256 Jorgensen

System Managers
Dave LeBlanc <unix-help@cs> 272 Jorgensen
Chris Malek <unix-help@cs> 269 Jorgensen

Homework Assignments

Lecture Notes

Reference Material

Previous Years

We make no guarantees that this material is at all useful. Use at your own risk.

Catalog Entry
CS 181 abc. VLSI Design Laboratory. 12 units (3-6-3); first, second, third terms.

Digital integrated systems design, with projects involving the design, verification, and testing of high-complexity CMOS microcircuits. First-term lecture and homework topics emphasize disciplined design, and include CMOS logic, layout, and timing; computer-aided design and analysis tools; and electrical and performance considerations. Each student is required in the first term to complete individually the design, layout, and verification of a moderately complex integrated circuit. Advanced topics second and third terms include self-timed design, computer architecture, and other topics that vary year by year. Projects are large-scale designs done by teams.

Last Modified: 14 Jan 2002.