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Use of Cadence tools at UW

Cadence software is used in both the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering for a variety of courses:

EE 331 - Devices and Circuits I. Physics, characteristics, applications, analysis, and design of circuits using semiconductor diodes and field-effect transistors with an emphasis on large-signal behavior and digital logic circuits. Classroom concepts are reinforced through laboratory experiments and design exercises.

EE 332 - Devices and Circuits II. Characteristics of bipolar transistors, large- and small- signal models for bipolar and field effect transistors, linear circuit applications, including low and high frequency analysis of differential amplifiers, current sources, gain stages and output stages, internal circuitry of op-amps, op-amp configurations, op-amp stability and compensation.

EE 473 - Linear Integrated Circuits. Design of linear integrated circuits applying modern MOS and BJT integrated circuit technologies: single-stage amplifiers; current-mirror DC bias and active load circuits; stability and frequency compensation of single-stage and two-stage operational amplifiers; output stages; current and voltage reference circuits.

EE 476 - Digital Integrated Circuit Design. A comprehensive view of digital integrated circuit design. Topics to be covered include the design of inverters, static logic circuits, switch logic, and synchronous logic. Students design, simulate, and layout a complete digital IC using modern computer-aided design tools.

EE 477 - Custom Digital CMOS Circuit Design. Design and analysis of custom CMOS digital integrated circuits. Interface circuit design, memory design, datapath design. VLSI design methodologies, scaling properties and design tradeoffs.

EE 526 - VLSI III. Ultra-high speed digital logical families based on output prediction logic; high-speed division; input and output pad design; state-of the-art latch and flip-flop design; clock distribution, including PLLs and DLLs; noise considerations in high-speed digital IC design.

EE 535 - Design of Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems Design of Digital VLSI. System specifications, architectures, synthesis, simulation and layout. Covering CMOS technologies with minor emphasis on ECL, GaAS.

EE 536 - Design of Analog Integrated Circuits and Systems. Design of analog VLSI: specifications, design, simulation, layout. Covering CMOS and Bi CMOS technologies.

EE 539 - Advanced Topics in Solid-State Electronics Lectures or discussions of topics of current interest in the field of solid-state electronics for advanced graduate students having adequate preparation in solid-state theory. Subject matter may vary according to the interests of students and faculty.

EE 541 - Automatic Layout of Integrated Circuits. This course will examine the algorithms behind the following commonly used physical design automation tools: floorplanning, partitioning, placement, routing, compaction and verification.

CSE 567 Principles of Digital Systems Design. Principles of logic design, combinational and sequential circuits, minimization techniques, structured design methods, CMOS technology, complementary and ratioed gates, delay estimation and performance analysis, arithmetic circuits, memories, clocking methodologies, synthesis and simulation tools, VLSI processor architecture.

CSE 568 Advanced VLSI Laboratory. Advanced topics on MOS technology and CAD software; students design a large chip (more than 10K transistors) to be fabricated at end of term; laboratory activities include circuit and logic design, graphic layout of a chip, extraction, checking, and simulation.

Value-added items

We have developed a set of tutorials that step a novice user through the process of creating and verifying a layout. The tutorials take the user through the following steps:



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This page was last updated on September 21, 2017

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