INSTRUCTOR: Zeljko Zilic ( firstname.lastname@example.org.McGill.CA)
Mass production of integrated systems, that has led to the enormous creation of wealth, relies on high-quality design practices. This course practices the basics of integrated system design. It concentrates on conquering the design flows and on practical implementation issues.
COURSE AIM: On completing this course, students should understand the essential VLSI Design tools and flows, and be able to undertake new designs based on the experience gained through a course project.
COURSE CONTENT :
|Background: Modeling, Algorithmic Background, Circuit Representations [1 week]|
|Design flows and tools Design automation of electronic circuits and systems [4 weeks]|
|Testable Circuit Design: Ad hoc DFT, Observability additions, scan and standards [2 weeks]|
|Project Description: Specification and project schedule[2 weeks]|
|Design Validation: Techniques and methodologies in dynamic verification[2 weeks]|
|Design Review: Project checkup and feedback[2 weeks]|
|Presentations: [1 week]|
GRADING SCHEME: Project work: 50%. Project report : 50%