ELEC70012 Full-Custom Integrated Circuit Design
Lecturer(s): Dr Timothy Constandinou
CMOS Technology is currently the industry mainstream for the vast majority of all analogue, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Most modern day consumer electronics including microprocessors, mobile phones, digital cameras are all implemented using CMOS technology. This module aims to: Familiarise you with CMOS integrated circuit technology from the basic fundamentals to more advanced topics, and; Establish a good understanding to the design process for full custom chip design used for both analogue and digital microelectronics.
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to: 1. Explain key features, limitations and topics related to CMOS technology 2. Describe full custom integrated circuit design methodology and issues/constraints related to analogue/digital/mixed signal circuit design. 3. Design and assess full custom integrated circuit layouts 4. Use a complete tool suite (schematic capture, simulation, layout design, physical verification) covering the full custom design of CMOS integrated circuits.
Part 1 Technology, Devices and Design Tools: Module Overview, CMOS Introduction & Trends; CMOS fabrication, devices and failure mechanisms; Layout design, circuit/netlist extraction, Cadence tools; MOS device theory, SPICE simulation. Part 2 Circuits: Digital inverter; Digital building blocks (static logic gates, flip-flops); Digital CMOS circuits (inverter, static logic, dynamic logic, data path circuits); Analogue circuits (single transistor amplifiers, mirrors, references, op-amps); Part 3 Systems and Applications: Data converters (basics, different topologies, ADCs/DACs); Image sensors (basics, pixel architectures, CMOS imagers).
Exam Duration: N/A
Coursework contribution: 100%
Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A
To be announced
Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A
Prerequisite module(s): None required
Course Homepage: http://bb.imperial.ac.uk
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