CSE 435 Introduction to VLSI Design

Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology and theory; CMOS circuit and logic design; layout rules and techniques; circuit characterization and performance estimation; CMOS subsystem design; Very-Large-Scale Integrated (VLSI) systems design methods; VLSI Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools; laboratory experience in custom VLSI chip design on workstations using concepts of hierarchy; final project involving specification, design and evaluation of a VLSI chip or VLSI CAD program; and written report and oral presentation on the final project.