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Lecturer(s): Dr Pantelis Georgiou


This lab aims to develop advanced skills in utilising industry-strength Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools for microelectronic design. Tools and design flows include the Cadence Design Systems (CDS) for full-custom analogue/mixed signal, and standard-cell digital.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of this lab, students will be able to:
1) Understand the issues associated modern IC manufacture processes and the various testing methodologies.
2) Comprehend the full custom design flow for analogue integrated circuit in CDS.
3) Comprehend the synthesis flow for designing digital circuitry with CDS.


1) Introduction to AMS 0.35um process
2) Simulation of PSRR, CMRR; Stability analysis
3) Noise analysis; Monte-Carlo analysis; Corner analysis
4) Periodic Steady State (PSS) analysis; Periodic AC (PAC) analysis
5) General guidelines for analogue layout; Perform post-extraction simulations
6) Synthesis digital circuitry with Cadence RC and Encounter
Exam Duration: N/A
Coursework contribution: 100%

Term: Spring

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A

Coursework Requirement:
         Coursework only module

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

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