VLSI Design (EE432) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
VLSI Design EE432 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 315
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Efe Özbek
Course Assistants
Course Objectives
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Ability to describe the problems associated with the interconnect parasitics and discuss the associated remedies
  • Calculate timing parameters for synchronous circuits in presence of clock skew and jitter
  • Discuss clock distribution techniques
  • Discuss implementation strategies for digital IC’s
  • Analyse and design arithmetic building blocks such as adder, multiplier, shifter in block diagram level
  • Describe testing and verification issues in digital IC design
Course Content Sequential circuits, pipelining. Interconnects: Effects of capacitive and resistive parasitics and solutions. Timing of digital circuits, clock skew and jitter, Clock distribution techniques. Design of arithmetic blocks: Adder, Shifter, Comparator, Multiplier. Designing memory and array structures. Design Methodology and tools. Testing and verifica

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Layout design rules, Layout techniques for complex logic circuits Glance at Lecture Notes 1
2 Layout techniques for complex logic circuits (cont’d) Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
3 Effect of capacitive and resistive parasitics, Advanced interconnect techniques Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
4 Synchronous timing, clock skew, jitter, clock distribution techniques Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
5 Implementation strategies for digital IC’s, cell-based and array-based approaches Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
6 Implementation strategies for digital IC’s, cell-based and array-based approaches Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
7 Designing Arithmetic Building Blocks, adder, multiplier, shifter Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
8 Designing Arithmetic Building Blocks, adder, multiplier, shifter (cont’d) Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
9 Designing Arithmetic Building Blocks, adder, multiplier, shifter (cont’d) Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
10 Designing Memory and Array Structures Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
11 Önceki hafta notlarını gözen geçiriniz, bu haftaki ders notlarına göz atınız Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
12 Designing Memory and Array Structures (cont’d) Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
13 Önceki hafta notlarını gözen geçiriniz, bu haftaki ders notlarına göz atınız Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
14 Validation and testing (cont'd) Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
15 Final examination Review course material
16 Final examination Review course material

Sources

Other Sources 1. CMOS VLSI Design, Weste, Harris, Addison Wesley

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 4 90
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 6 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 6 6
Total Workload 122