Digital Flow: S. Palnitkar, Verilog HDL: A Guide to Digital Design and
Synthesis, Second Edition, Sun Microsystems Press / Prentice Hall, 2003
Cadence Tools: See Software page for Cadence tutorials and manuals
Prof. Hanh-Phuc Le
Office hour: Wed 1:00 -2:00 PM
Office telephone: (303) 735-9685
ECEN 4827 or 5827: Analog IC Design or equivalent (see instructor)
Familiarity with digital design in Verilog -- make up if necessary by reading suggested
Verilog text, Part I. Additional useful ref: Coding Styles That Kill!
Familiarity with UNIX operating systems (Redhat/CentOS) -- search getting started
tutorials on google if necessary.
Grading and required work
Homework assignments: 25% total
In class quiz: 10% total
Term project: 65% total
Project proposal & progress reports: 30%
Final review, poster & report: 35%
Late assignments and milestones: less than one week late will be docked 50%. No assignments will be accepted more than one week late.
All assignments are due at the BEGINNING of lecture on the published due date.
Zero tolerance for cheating: at any level will result in automatic F for all parties involved.
Homework: Students may discuss homework problems and give hints on design and simulation challenges.
However, each student must complete and turn in their own unique designs. Absolutely no copying of
design or layout files is allowed. All students must maintain unique design files
in their home directory throughout the course (available for review by instructor upon request).
Term Project: Term projects are worked in team of 2 (more favored) or 3 students.
Discussions and collaborations across teams are encouraged.
Fundamentals of analog IC design, beginning with basic amplifier building blocks
and continuing through complex operational amplifier design and compensation.
Mixed-Signal IC Design ECEN 5837 -- Spring Semesters
Continuation of Analog IC Design into core building blocks for mixed-signal designs, including
comparators and data converters. Primary focus on complete IC design process, system level design
methodologies and integration of analog and digital circuitry in simulation and layout.
Integrated Circuits and Materials for Power Management IC -- Coming