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Integrated Circuits Technology

  • Course Code :
    ELE 525
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

 Improve student's foundational background, theories and mechanism of the state-of-the art of integrated circuit technology.  Develop the student skills in modeling of the interconnect parameters, layout design, and the design rules for integrated circuit technology.  Improve students understanding of the link between the circuit design and the layout design by introducing design parameters, performance parameters, CAD models, etc.

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Integrated Circuits Technology

Defining terms, Technology roadmap, Basic silicon processes, Fabrication of passive and active components, Process integration and standard technologies, Process simulation, Layout design rules, Layout parasitics, Typical examples, Layout techniques, Interconnect modeling, Substrate coupling issues, ESD protection.

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Integrated Circuits Technology


Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- State the basic definitions and terminologies of the state-of-the art of integrated circuit technology
2- Explain methods of silicon processes and fabrication; wafer formation, photolithography, well and channel formation, silicon dioxide (SiO2), isolation, gate oxide, gate and source/drain formations, contacts and metallization, and passivation.
3- Define the layout design rules including well rules, transistor rules, contact rules, metal rules, via rules, micron design rules, and MOSIS scalable design rules.
4- Estimate the modeling of the interconnect parameters; wire geometry, interconnect modelling, capacitance, resistance, and inductance, skin effect, interconnect impact, delay, energy, crosstalk, inductive effects, and an aside on effective resistance and Elmore delay, interconnect engineering, and logical effort with wires.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Develop layout models for electronic circuits applied on the integrated circuit technology;
2- Use electronic circuit layout models for circuit simulation;
3- Use the interconnect parameters to evaluate circuit performance.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Build electronic circuits for a specific application using related layout software tools;
2- Develop technical report writing skills.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team
2- Communicate effectively.
3- Effectively manage tasks, time, and resources.
4- 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
Basic definitions and terminologies. 5 3 2
Silicon processes and fabrication. Wafer formation. 5 3 2
Photolithography. Well and channel formation. Silicon dioxide (SiO2), and isolation. Gate oxide, gate and source/drain formations. Contacts, metallization, and passivation. 10 6 4
Layout design rules for: well, transistor, contact, metal, via, and micron design. 10 6 4
MOSIS scalable design rules. 10 6 4
Modeling of the interconnect parameters: wire geometry, interconnect modelling, capacitance, resistance, inductance, skin effect, and interconnect impact. 10 6 4
Delay, energy, and crosstalk. 10 6 4
Elmore delay. 5 3 2
Logical effort with wires. 5 3 2
Layout parasitics ESD protection. 5 3 2

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Integrated Circuits Technology

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecture
Discussion
Problem Solving
Experimental Learning
Cooperative Learning
Research
Presentation
Site Visit (Guided Field Trip)

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Mid- Exam I 15 Mid- Exam II 15.00
Assignments/project 10.00
Final Exam 40.00
Lab Experiment 5.00
Mid- Exam I 15.00
Oral Exam 5.00
Quizzes 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

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

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