ETEE 4375. Digital VLSI Design and Field Programmable Gate Arrays. 3 Hours.
Students design and build a digital system, such as a CMOS integrated circuit. Topics include CMOS transistor operation, manufacturing process for CMOS VLSI chips, implementation of logic gates in CMOS, specifically layout, design rules, and circuit families. Students also learn advanced digital circuit design techniques for analyzing and optimizing timing and power at the circuit level, synthesis, timing analysis, functional verification, design-for-test, and layout with the aid of CAD, and FPGA/VHDL tools.
Prerequisite: ETEE 3345 and ETEE 3350.