University of Tsukuba | Grad. Scho. Syst. and Info. Eng. | Dept. Comp. Sci. | List of Courses
Moritoshi Yasunaga, Kenji Kanazawa
E-Mail {yasunaga}_at_cs_dot_tsukuba_dot_ac_dot_jp, {kanazawa}_at_cs_dot_tsukuba_dot_ac_dot_jp
Office hours SB1106 Fri.:13:00-15:00
Cource# 01CH405
Area Information Engineering
Course style Lecture
Term SprAB
Period Tue5,6
Room# 3B301
Keywords Integrated Circuits,Transistor,CMOS,Logic Circuits,Memory Circuits,FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array),CAD,Hardware Description Language,Software and Hardware co-design,Printed Circuit Board,VLSI applications
Prerequisites Knowledge on logic circuits in freshman and sophomore years are required, but it on VLSI engineering in junior and senior years are not required necessarily.
Outline It lectures on VLSI around the fundamental concept: circuit model, implementation, design methodology, applications et al. The problems of VLSI technology in the near future are discussed from the viewpoint of the circuit scale and the high integration.
Course plan
  1. Introduction
    • Course content, structure and the review
  2. MOSFET transistors
    • the model and structure of MOSFET transistors
    • Basic MOSFET characteristics
  3. VLSI and logic circuits
    • Bipolar digital IC
    • CMOS Inverter
    • Logic gate characteristics
  4. Memory VLSI and architecture
    • RAM (DRAM, SRAM)
    • ROM (Mask ROM, EPROM, Flash ROM)
    • Rambus technology
    • post DRAM technology
  5. Packaging technology
    • materials and characteristics
    • wafer-scale LSI
  6. VLSI implementation
    • Gate array
    • Standard cell
    • Full custom LSI
    • Reconfigurable LSI
  7. Design and manufacturing
    • Design techniques
    • Hardware Description Language
    • Semiconductor manufacturing process
    • Inspection technique
  8. Hardware Description Language
    • VHDL and Verilog
    • High level HDL
    • Software Hardware Co-design
  9. VLSI Application Examples
    • Satisfiability Problem
    • Image Processing
Textbook Integrated Circuit Engineering(集積回路工学) [in Japanese] (by Moritoshi Yasunaga, Morikita Publisher) is used, and handouts will be prepared when needed.
  • John P. Uyemura,
    "Intrroduction to VLSI Circuits and Systems", Wiley Text Books
  • Neil H.E. Weste and Kamran Eshraghian,
    "Principles of CMOS VLSI Design", Addison Wesley
  • Yuan Taur and Tak H. Ning,
    "Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices", Cambridge University Press
  • Carver Mead and Lynn Conway,
    "Introduction to VLSI Systems", Addison-Wesley
Evaluation The assessment consists of course projects and the attendance rate.