The department is a member of the Cadence University Program, and use Cadence products such as Custom IC, in the following course:
EPD30.202: Design of Intelligent Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems.
30.202 Design of Intelligent Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems examines the device and circuit level optimization of digital building blocks. Topics covered include: MOS device models including Deep Sub-Micron effects; circuit design styles for logic, arithmetic and sequential blocks; estimation and minimization of energy consumption; interconnect models and parasitic; device sizing and logical effort; timing issues (clock skew and jitter) and active clock distribution techniques; memory architectures, circuits (sense amplifiers) and devices; testing of integrated circuits. The course employs extensive use of circuit layout and SPICE in design projects and software labs.
New topics such as machine learning, and cryptography are covered also for system level design.
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By T. Hui