EE 194. Special Topics

Catalog Description: Topics will vary semester to semester. See the Electrical Engineering announcements.

Units: 1-4

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Fall: 1.0-4.0 hours of lecture per week
Spring: 1.0-4.0 hours of lecture per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

Class Schedule (Fall 2023):
EE 194/290-6 – TuTh 11:00-11:59, Off Campus – Ali M Niknejad, Borivoje Nikolic
EE 194-2/290-8 – TuTh 12:30-13:59, Cory 540AB – Grigory Tikhomirov
EE 194-3 – Mo 10:00-10:59, McCone 141 – Gireeja Vishnu Ranade

Class Schedule (Spring 2024):
EE 194/290-7 – MoWe 12:00-12:59, Lewis 9 – Borivoje Nikolic, Vladimir M Stojanovic

Class homepage on inst.eecs

Department Notes: EE194/290C IC Design Project: 16nm SoC for IoT Instructors: Bora Nikolic, Ali Niknejad, Kris Pister Units: 4 Pre-reqs: at least one of EE113, 140, 142, 151; (or equiv) In 15 weeks we will design a single-chip wireless sensor node "System on a Chip" with a 32 bit RISC-V processor and memory, 2.4 GHz radio transceiver, machine learning accelerator, energy scavenging interface, power management, on-board sensors, and sensor interfaces. The (extremely challenging) goal is to send the chip out for fabrication in 16 nm CMOS at the end of the semester. One or more teams of students will divide the project into modules and work together to design and integrate the modules into a single chip.