EECE 479: Introduction to VLSI Systems
Instructor: Dr. Brad Quinton
TA: Eddie Hung, Kaiser 4025
Lectures: T,T 8:00am-9:20am
Room: MCLD 202
UBC Connect Site (handouts, discussion board, etc).
This is a course on the design of very large scale integrated
circuits and systems implemented in CMOS technology. Key
aspects of transistor operation, gate level design,
IC design, fabrication, and layout of digital
CMOS integrated will be covered. This is an exciting field
that changes almost daily. Integrated circuits are used
throughout Electrical Engineering, from cell-phones,
consumer devices, signal processing systems, computers,
and even biomedical devices.
Understanding how these
chips work and how they are designed is
important to anyone planning a career
in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
This course will be of interest to three types of students:
- For students that want to specialize in VLSI or
Circuit Design, this course will provide the fundamentals
you will need for EECE 481 and EECE 488.
- For students who want to focus on embedded system design
or computer engineering, this course will provide enough
information that you will understand the trade-offs that are
made in those fields every day.
- For students who want to focus on other areas of Electrical
and Computer Engineering, the material you learn in this course
will help you understand what IC technology is capable of, and
just as importantly, what it is not capable of.
In this course, you will complete a number of medium-sized
assignments, and a large design project, in which you will
plan, lay out, and simulate an integrated circuit.
All handouts will be posted to the course UBC Connect site.
If you have problems accessing these handouts, please let the
instructor or TA know. The UBC Connect site also contains
a discussion board, which you can use to ask questions.
Announcements will be posted to the discussion board.
You can connect to the UBC Connect site
More information will be available in January, 2013.