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Area/Catalogue
EEET 4045

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013401

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Engineering

Course aim

To develop knowledge and skills in integrated circuit design and modelling using nanoscale CMOS technologies.

Course content

Evolution of CMOS technology and impact on society. Review of nMOS and pMOS transistor operations. CMOS process technology masks and design rules.
Static CMOS logic – dc and transient characteristics, noise margin, delay and power. Device sizing versus performance.
Designing CMOS logic circuits – traditional versus pass transistor and pass gate logic, impact on device count (circuit area) and output logic levels.
Delay modelling of single stage and multistage circuits – effort delay (logical effort and electrical effort), parasitic delay and path delay. Delay minimisation in multistage circuits.
Interconnects – signal integrity and delay, interconnect modelling.
Pseudo NMOS, static CMOS, dynamic CMOS and domino CMOS logic families.
Sequential CMOS circuits – clocking strategies, non-overlapping clocks.
Static CMOS RAM – Read/Write stability, sense amplifier.
CMOS datapaths and arithmetic circuits
Custom CMOS integrated circuit design using nanometre technologies, modelling and analysis techniques using modern tools.

Textbook(s)

Weste, N & Harris, D. 2011, Integrated Circuit Design, 4, Pearson, Boston

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EEET 2018 Analogue Devices and Circuits

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Practical 1500 words 45% N/A
Test 1000 words 15% N/A
Examination 1000 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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