Catalog Description: This course aims to convey a knowledge of advanced concepts of digital circuit and system-on-a-chip design in state-of-the-art technologies. Emphasis is on the circuit and system design and optimization for both energy efficiency and high performance for use in a broad range of applications, from edge computing to datacenters. Special attention will be devoted to the most important challenges facing digital circuit designers in the coming decade. The course is accompanied with practical laboratory exercises that introduce students to modern tool flows.

Units: 4

Prerequisites: Introduction to Digital Design and Integrated Circuits, EECS151 (taken with either EECS151LA or EECS151LB lab) or EECS251A (taken with either EECS251LA or EECS251LB lab).

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for EECS 251B after completing COMPSCI 250, or EL ENG 241B.

Spring: 4.0 hours of lecture and 1.0 hours of discussion per week

Grading basis: letter

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

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