Welcome to the VLSI Design I class at Rice University - Fall 2003

Electrical and Computer Engineering 422 at Rice University is designed to impart to the students the theory and application of VLSI design. The course includes a design project, where students design original circuits based on the material learned in class. The chips will be fabricated by MOSIS , and tested in the next class in this series, Elec 423 (VLSI II).


Fifth Annual AMD/Rice University VLSI Design Contest 2003-2004 --NEW--

Fall 2003 - Project Groups

Fall 2003 - Administrative

Fall 2003 Handouts - Design Tools and Examples

Fall 2003 - Homework Assignments

Typically five homeworks during the first 10 weeks of the semester covering these topics: Basic VLSI cell layout, Compound Gates, Static Latch Design, Finite State Machine Design and PLA Implementation, PLA Interfacing to Logic, System Timing Analysis, Other CMOS Logic Families, Approximate RC Timing Analysis, Spice Circuit Analysis.

MOSIS Run Status

The fall 2003 projects will be fabricated using the AMI 0.5 micron CMOS process through MOSIS generously supported by the Semiconductor Industry Association.

Course Topics

The topics covered in this course include:

Sections of Course Manual - Not Complete

CADENCE Tool Tutorial for Rice Installation

CAD Tool Man pages

User contributed notes

Previous Years

About the VLSI Design class in Fall 2002, and Fall 2001, and Fall 2000, and Fall 1999, and Fall 1998, and Fall 1997, and Fall 1996, and Fall 1995
Joe Cavallaro
Last modified: 26 August 2003