CS 181a: VLSI Design Laboratory
- For this class you are required to have a CS cluster account, which you can sign up for here. If you have created an account for a previous class but have not accessed the account in a while it may be locked. In this case you will need to email help@cms and ask to have your password reset.
- Class on Wednesday, Oct 3 will be held downstairs in the computer lab, 104 Annenberg. You will need to have your CS cluster account set up by then.
CS 181a General Information
Time and Place
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30pm, 243 Annenberg
Alain Martin <alain@async> 217 Annenberg
Xiaofei Chang <xiaofei@async> 208 Annenberg
Office hours (in 104 Annenberg):
- Thursday 2:00 - 5:00
Diane Goodfellow <diane@cs> 246 Annenberg
Dave LeBlanc <help@cs> 112 Annenberg
- Homework 1 (assigned 3 Oct 2012, due 8 Oct 2012)
- Homework 2 (assigned 8 Oct 2012, due 15 Oct 2012)
- Homework 3 (assigned 15 Oct 2012, due 22-29 Oct 2012)
- Homework 4 (assigned 29 Oct 2012, due 5 - 12 Nov 2012)
- Homework 5 (Project Proposal, due 26 Nov 2012) (Project Suggestion)
- Homework 6 (assigned 12 Nov 2012, due 26 Nov 2012)
- Homework 7 (due 14 Dec 2012 at 11:59 am)
- UNIX tutorial
- Notes on CMOS and Transistors
- Documentation for Magic
- CS/EE181 Guidelines for Reasonable Layout
- CAST Manual
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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.