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X484: Digital ICs


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Type of Credit Academic Credit
Campus Department EECS
Level Upper Division
Number of Units 2
Level of Difficulty Level 3 (Intermediate)
Instructor Dr. Vincent Chang
Dr. Han-Bin Lin
Number of Lectures 20
Course Length 30 hours

Course Fee

US$ 845.00
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Course Description
An extraordinary combination of semiconductor devices, innovative thinking, and circuit techniques spurred the development of digital integrated-circuits and carved out an astounding life-style-changing revolution in our societies. This state-of-the-art course begins with the solid understanding of the operation of digital integrated circuits and gradually channels into more complex entities such as multiplexers and flash memory. Featuring in-depth illustration and broad discussion, this course distills the essential concepts, SPICE verification, and design skills from the areas ranging from CMOS, ECL and BiCMOS logic, to memory design. This unique course provide you an opportunity working on a research project to address the compelling issues in cutting-edge technologies including embedded SRAM (eSRAM), non-volatile memory, and high-speed embedded DRAM.


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Lecture Topic Soundtrack # of Slides
X134 Course Overview  English / Mandarin 55 


Class Presentation
Lecture Topic # of Slides
Course Overview  55 
Static Behavior of Digital Inverters  68 
Dynamic Behavior of Digital Inverters  70 
Key Concepts of Logic Circuit Design  55 
Evaluating Robustness of CMOS Inverter   79 
Evaluating Power Consumption of CMOS Inverter  57 
Evaluating Speed Limitation of CMOS Inverter  51 
Design of Static CMOS Logic Circuits  59 
Robustness & Speed of Pseudo-NMOS Inverter  73 
10  Speed Limitation of CMOS Pass-Transistor Logic  61 
11  Noise Consideration of Dynamic CMOS Logic Design  78 
12  Timing Issues of Dynamic CMOS & Domino Logic  54 
13  Static Sequential Circuits_Key Concepts  59 
14  Static Random-Access Memory (SRAM)  28 
15  Dynamic Random-Access Memory (DRAM)  50 
16  Memory Peripheral Circuitry: Sense Amplifier Design  64 
17  Nonvolatile Read-Write Memories  36 
18  Bipolar Emitter-Coupled Logic Gate  41 
19  Evaluating Robustness and Noise Immunity of ECL Gate  55 
20  Designing BiCMOS Digital Circuits  51 
  MyTutor_Homework 1-P1_CMOS Inverter: Static  31 
  MyTutor_Homework 1-P2_CMOS Inverter: Dynamic  42 
  MyTutor_Homework 1-P3_Cascade CMOS Inverters  66 
  MyTutor_Homework 1-P4_Transistor Sizing  35 


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Additional Course Information
Who Should Attend

Many types of working professionals find this course practical, interesting, and well-structured:

• Majored in EE but need to brush up on their knowledge in this area for advancing their careers.
• Wish to enter the semiconductor market and are looking to acquire essential knowledge and build a solid foundation in this area.

Course Syllabus

Course Prerequisite

"X480: Introduction to Microelectronics"
"X488: Semiconductor Devices for IC Design"

or possess working-level knowledge on basic electronics, such as inverter basics, BJT & MOS I-V characteristics, channel-length modulation, and body-effect, etc.

You should access detailed information in the Classrooms after you register this course.


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