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Microelectronics Systems

  • Course Code :
    ELE 570
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

 Analyze CMOS digital circuits in Transistor Level.  Understand design rules for VLSI technology, scaling effects and physical limits to device fabrication.  Understand the basic principles and theory of operation of static and dynamic CMOS digital circuits.  Determine the performance of CMOS digital circuits in terms of noise-margin, speed, fanout, and power dissipation.  Understand the basic principles and theory of operation of static and dynamic memory circuits.  Design, and simulate digital circuits using the Electronic Design Automation (EDA).

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- a1. Define basic definitions, terminologies, and state-of-the art of CMOS technology including the design rule checking in the layout level.
2- a2. Explain the analysis and design of the static and dynamic CMOS inverter in terms of noise-margin, speed, fanout, and power dissipation.
3- a3. Illustrate the analysis and design of static and dynamic CMOS combinational gates for functionality, performance, and their applications.
4- a4. Explain the analysis and design of static and dynamic sequential circuits using different clocking strategy and their applications.
5- a5. Describe semiconductor memories and RAM cores including peripheral memory circuits.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- b1. Analyze the voltage transfer characteristics and the transient characteristics of the basic static CMOS inverter.
2- b2. Solve problems related to digital circuits in the transistor level with their different applications.
3- b3. Evaluate the performance of digital circuits
4- b4. Compare between different logic styles in digital circuits.
5- b5. Design electronic digital circuits for different digital system applications.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- c1. Clarify theories and techniques of mathematics to solve digital circuit problems in the transistor level.
2- c2. Build the components and requirements for designing a complete digital circuit.
3- c3. Develop the design and implementation of digital circuits using the Electronic Design Automation (EDA).
4- c4. Write technical reports.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- d1. Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team
2- d2. Communicate effectively.
3- d3. Effectively manage tasks, time, and resources.
4- d4. Search for information and engage in life-long self-learning discipline.


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Definitions and Terminologies State-of-the art of CMOS Technology 3 3 -
Design Rules MOSFET Model MOSFET Characteristics Design methodology and tools 5 3 2
Static Behaviour of CMOS Inverter 7 3 4
Dynamic Behaviour of CMOS Inverter 10 6 4
Static Combinational Circuits 5 3 2
Designing for Speed and Low Power 5 3 2
Dynamic Combinational Circuits 5 3 2
Static Sequential Circuits 7 3 4
Dynamic Sequential Circuits 7 3 4
Design Sequential Logic Circuits using different Clocking Strategy. 5 3 2
Semiconductor Memories and RAM Cores. 8 6 2
Peripheral Memory Circuits. 5 3 2
Effects of scaling circuit dimensions, and physical limits to device fabrication. 3 3 -

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Discussion
Problem Solving
Experiential Learning
Cooperative Learning
Research
projects

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
assignments 10.00
Final-term examination 40.00 15
Lab Experiment 5.00
Mid-term exams 30.00 7
Oral Exam 5.00
Quizzes 10.00

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Course notes :

MOS LOGIC gates; NMOS, CMOS pseudo NMOS; dynamic logic; dynamic cascaded logic; domino logic; 2 and 4 phase logic; pass transistor logic. Control and timing; synchronous and asynchronous; self-timed systems; multi-phase clocks; register to register transfer; Effects of scaling circuit dimensions; physical limits to device fabrication. Static & dynamic memories.

Recommended books :

 Recommended book (text books): Jan M. Rabaey; “Digital Integrated Circuits”; 2nd Edition; Prentice Hall; 2003.  Essential book: Neil H.E. Weste and David Harris; "CMOS VLSI Design, A Circuits and Systems Perspective", 4rd Edition; Pearson Addison-Wesley; 2011.

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