E E 460R E E 460R. Introduction to VLSI Design. 4 Hours.
Theory and practice of very-large-scale integration (VLSI) circuit design. Metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistors; static and dynamic complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) combinational and sequential circuits; design of adders, multipliers, and shifters; performance, power consumption and testing. CAD tools for layout, timing analysis, synthesis, physical design, and verification. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 316 and 438 with a grade of at least C- in each.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering pursue one of two curricula—electrical engineering or computer engineering. Both curricula contain the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer engineering; they differ in technical core requirements in order to suit different career objectives.