ECE 45600 - Digital Integrated Circuit Analysis and Design

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Professional Attributes
EE Elective

Normally Offered: Each Spring

ECE 20200 and ECE 25500 and ECE 27000 and ECE 30500

Catalog Description:
As applied to digital integrated circuits, the MOS transistor is studied in depth - from its fabrication to its electrical characteristics. Combinational, sequential, and dynamic logic circuits are considered. While the focus of the course is on CMOS technology, bipolar, nMOS, and BiCMOS circuits are introduced as well. SPICE is used as both an analysis and design tool. Semiconductor memory circuits are also discussed.

Required Text(s):
  1. Digital Integrated Circuits: A Design Perspective, 2nd Edition, Jan M. Rabaey, Prentice Hall, 1996, ISBN No. 0-13-090996-3.
Recommended Text(s):
  1. MatLab: Student Version, Current Edition, The MathWorks, Inc..

Learning Objectives:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. a basic knowledge of CMOS IC processing and layout. [j,k]
  2. an understanding of CMOS inverter operation, both static and dynamic. [j,k]
  3. an understanding of CMOS combinational logic circuit design and analysis. [a,c,e,j,k]
  4. an understanding of basic Emitter-Coupled Logic (ECL) design and analysis. [a,c,e,j,k]
  5. an understanding of simple BiCMOS design and analysis. [a,c,e,j,k]
  6. an understanding of basic CMOS sequential logic analysis. [a,c,e,j,k]
  7. an ability to design, layout, and analyze a simple CMOS circuit. [a,b,c,e,j,k]
Assessment Method for Learning Objectives: none

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Topic(s)
1.0 Introduction; Processing and Layout
3.5 CMOS Inverter; SPICE
4.0 Combinational Logic in CMOS: Static and Dynamic Circuits
2.0 Bipolar and Emitter Coupled Logic
1.0 BICMOS Logic
2.5 Sequential Logic Circuits
1.0 Semiconductor Memory