CS 250. VLSI Systems Design

Catalog Description: Unified top-down and bottom-up design of integrated circuits and systems concentrating on architectural and topological issues. VLSI architectures, systolic arrays, self-timed systems. Trends in VLSI development. Physical limits. Tradeoffs in custom-design, standard cells, gate arrays. VLSI design tools.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: COMPSCI 150

Formats:
Fall: 3 hours of lecture and 4 hours of laboratory per week
Spring: 3 hours of lecture and 4 hours of laboratory per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: No final exam


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