Catalog Description: The modeling, analysis, and optimization of complex systems require a range of algorithms and design tools. This course reviews the fundamental techniques underlying the design methodology for complex systems, using integrated circuit design as an example. Topics include design flows, discrete and continuous models and algorithms, and strategies for implementing algorithms efficiently and correctly in software.

Units: 4

Prerequisites: MAS-IC students only.

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for W244 after taking 144 and 244.

Spring: 3 hours of web-based lecture per week
Summer: 4.5 hours of web-based lecture per week
Fall: 3 hours of web-based lecture per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: No final exam

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