CS 181a: VLSI Design Laboratory
- Homework 7, the guidelines for what exactly to turn in for the final project, has been posted, but very late. If you cannot meet all of these guidelines by the due date, it is not a big deal, so long as you turn in a complete layout and an understandable (some comments would be nice) irsim testbench. Please also take the time to fill out the very brief project report template.
- Beginning October 9, lectures will be held in 74 Jorgensen
- Please e-mail cs181@async for the fastest response to questions.
CS 181a General Information
Time and Place
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:30pm, 287 Jorgensen
Alain Martin <alain@async> 254 Jorgensen
Chris Moore <cc@async> 160B Jorgensen
Office hours (in 154 Jorgensen):
- Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30
- Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00
Diane Goodfellow <diane@cs> 266 Jorgensen
Dave LeBlanc <help@cs> 272 Jorgensen
- Homework 1 (assigned 02 Oct 2008, due 09 Oct 2008)
- Homework 2 (assigned 09 Oct 2008, due 16 Oct 2008)
- Homework 3 (assigned 16 Oct 2008, due 28 Oct 2008)
- Homework 4 (assigned 28 Oct 2008, due 04 - 11 Nov 2008)
- Homework 5 (Project Proposal, due 13 Nov 2008)
- Homework 6 (assigned 13 Nov 2008, due 25 Nov 2008)
- Homework 7 (due 12 Dec 2006)
- Course Overview
- Lecture 1 (30 Sep 2008)
- Lecture 2 (02 Oct 2008)
- Magic lab tutorial (07 Oct 2008)
- Lecture 3 + CAST Lecture (09 Oct 2008)
- Lecture 4 (14 Oct 2008)
- Lecture 5 (16 Oct 2008)
- Lecture 6 (21 Oct 2008)
- Lecture 7 (23 Oct 2008)
- UNIX tutorial
- Notes on CMOS and Transistors
- Documentation for Magic
- CS/EE181 Guidelines for Reasonable Layout
- CAST Manual
We make no guarantees that this material is at all useful. Use at your own risk.
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: 27 Sep 2006.