Mixed-Signal IC Design
ECEN 5837 -- Spring 2017
Prof. Hanh-Phuc Le
Class: Thur 2:00 - 3:15 PM, Fri 3:00 - 4:15 PM, ECEE 265
Office hour: Wed 1:00 -2:00 PM, ECOT 340

Course News & Announcements

    • 5/2: Poster and final Project Report instruction are posted on the Project page.


    • 4/26: This week: Due to his health condition, Prof. Le will hold office hour via this Zoom conference meeting room during regular office hour on Wednesday and Thursday class hour
      • It is time to do the FCQ for this class to give me feedback. You do not need to do the Lab session.


    • 4/17: Example Spring 2016 project posters are posted on the Project page


    • 4/17: Project Review 2 instruction for Apr. 21 in-class presentation is posted on the Project page
      • Spreadsheet to register for time slot for group preliminary project proposal presentation on April 21.
      • Remember to email Prof. Le your slides before the class.


    • 4/3: Project Review 1 instruction for Apr. 7 in-class presentation is posted on the Project page
      • Spreadsheet to register for time slot for group preliminary project proposal presentation on April 7.
      • Remember to email Prof. Le your slides before the class.


    • 3/26: HW6 due is extended for 2 more days.


    • 3/24: HW7 and new readings
      • HW7 on how to build a model and do mixed-mode simulation is posted on the Assignment page, due info on D2L.
      • New reading and reference materials added in the Software page, including AMS simulation, Encounter Environment, How to speed up simulation speed.


    • 3/23: Due to Prof. Le's unexpected traveling, there will be no class tomorrow Friday 3/24.
      • You should use this time to work with your project partner to progress on the project and prepare for the Project Review 1 after Spring break.
      • The second example chip design will likely be covered in later class.


    • 3/19: HW6 is posted on the Assignment page, due info on D2L.
      • HW5 due is extended for 1 more day till the end of tomorrow.


    • 3/13: HW5 due is postponed to this Sunday, per student request, because of multiple mid-terms from other classes.

    • 3/8: Project Proposal instruction for Mar. 9 in-class presentation is posted on the Project page
      • Spreadsheet to register for time slot for group preliminary project proposal presentation on Mar. 9.
      • Remember to email Prof. Le your slides before the class.


    • 3/6: Updated reading materials for Verilog, MMSIM, Verilog-A,Verilog-AMS on Software page.
      • These are likely needed for your project.


    • 3/2: HW5 is posted on the Assignment page, due info on D2L.
      • Project Proposal is due next week in class presentation


    • 2/28: Project Proposal instruction for Mar. 9 in-class presentation is posted on the Project page
      • HW4 is extended for 2 more days.


    • 2/24: Next week schedule change: classes will be on Tuesday (02/28) and Thursday (03/02) at 2:00PM-3:15PM
      • Class lecture videos will be uploaded on D2L.
      • No class on Friday 03/02 because of ECEE Visit Day


    • 2/20: HW4 is posted on the Assignment page, due info on D2L.


    • 2/13: We will have a discussion session covering layout techniques tomorrow Tuesday 2-3 PM.
      • The paper at ISSCC are shared for the students in this class here. This should be a good source of reference point for your project design.
      • Look at the ISSCC2017AdvanceProgram.pdf first. It gives a quick table of content for all the sessions and papers.
      • There are other folders for other conferences as well in case you are interested.


    • 2/5: HW3 is posted on the Assignment page, due 11:59 PM, Tuesday 2/14.
      • There is no class or office hour this week. This is ISSCC week. ISSS papers will be shared to this class. Watch out for links on this page.


    • 1/31: The Preliminary project proposal instruction for this Friday in-class presentation is posted on the Project page
      • Final presentation version submission due 11:59 PM, Friday 02/03.


    • 1/29: HW2 is posted on the Assignment page, due 11:59 PM, Sunday 02/05.
      • Spreadsheet to register for time slot for group preliminary project proposal presentation on Feb 3.


    • 1/26: Readings for Cadence materials, bindkeys, and help with tcsh environment setup are on Software page.
      • HW1 due is extended to Sunday 01/29 11:30 PM


    • 1/23: HW1 is posted on the Assignment page, due 11:59 PM, Friday 01/27.
      • Official classes this week will be Thursday 2:00-3:15 PM and Friday 3:00-4:15 PM


    • 1/19: All students attending this class need fill out this form, sign and date this NDA and email it to Prof. Le.

    • 1/19: There is no lab time this week.
      • In fact, there will be no enforced lab time until further notice. Watch out for information in class and on this website.


    • 1/18: There is no office hour today.

    • 1/17: Class starts today at 2PM in ECEE 265. See you all in class.