Homeworks are due at the Beginning of the lecture on the due date.

Syllabus

Grades

Videos to check out:
1. IC Fabrication (Global Foundries, from Sand to Silicon)
2. Multi-Bridge Chnnel FET

Basic Course Information:

Course and Lab Time/Location: Lectures (MWF 10:10 – 11:05 am) in SFH711. Labs (T 8 – 11:05 am or 11:15 – 2:20 pm) in SFH 2771.

Instructor Name:      Dr. Yiyan Li

Office Location:        SFH 2755B

Contact: yli@fortlewis.edu, 970-247-6574

Office Hours (virtual): MWF, 7:30 am – 9:30 am, from 1/29/2021 – 5/7/2021      Click here to join the meeting

(No office hours and lectures on Wednesday 2/24)

Course Materials & Resource

CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, Third Edition, R. Jacob, Baker. (required)

CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective 4th Edition, Neil Weste, David Harris. (Optional).

FLC calendar

Weeks Dates Lectures Notes Homework
Week 1
Jan 29, Fri
Introduction
video
, slides
Please note that the office hours period have been changed. Check the time period on the syllabus.
Virtual
Microsoft Teams Link to the meeting
No HW
Week 2 Feb 1
Review Circuit Theories
video, notes



Feb 3
More DACs
video, notes



Feb 5
More DACs and ADCs
video, notes
Quiz 1 on Superposition and Thevenin's Equivalent Circuit

Week 3 Feb 8
More DACs and ADCs
video, notes

HW1
models.zip
TI DFF 1
TI DFF 2
Prints:
CMOSedu ADC
CMOSedu DAC
Due Friday, 2/19

Feb 10
More SAR ADC
video, notes



Feb 12
HW1 Review
video, notes
Census


Week 4 Feb 15
Semiconductor Basics I
video, notes



Feb 17
Semiconductor Basics II
video, notes
Quiz 2 on DAC/ADC

Feb 19
The TI Set/Reset DFF and more semiconductor basics
video, notes


Week 5 Feb 22
NMOS pinch-off, body effect, and latch-up
and more semiconductor basics
video, notes



Feb 24
#FLCtogether Day (Classes cancelled)
No lectures and no office hours




Feb 26
Diode Terminal Characteristics, BJTs I
video, notes


Week 6 Mar 1
BJTs II
video, notes



Mar 3
BJTs III
video, notes

HW2
HW2 solution
Due Wednesday, 3/10

Mar 5
More BJTs IV
video, notes


Week 7 Mar 8
BJTs V and Stick Diagrams
video, notes



Mar 10
More Stick Diagrams
video, notes
Quiz 3 on pn junctions/BJTs

Mar 12
Midterm Exam


Week 8 Mar 15
Review midterm and quiz 3
video, notes
No lab tomorrow


Mar 17
More Stick diagrams
video, notes



Mar 19
More Stick Diagrams, Subtractorshh
video, notes
Midterm grades due HW3
Problem 1 solution
Due Friday, 3/26
Week 9 Mar 22
Wrap up AOI/Complex Logic gates, C5 Layers
video, notes



Mar 24
C5 Layers
video, notes



Mar 26
C5 Layers
video, notes
Quiz 4 on Stick Diagrams
Quiz 4 solution
HW4
Due Friday, 4/2
Week 10 Mar 29
HW3/Quiz4 Review and the Voltage Doubler
videonotes



Mar 31
Course Project Review
video



Apr 2
More Course Project (The charge pump for the S/H circuit)
video, notes
Quiz 5 on Stick Diagram AGAIN
Quiz 5 Solution

Week 11 Apr 5
The Abo S/H Circuit
video, notes

Finish the TI DFF Design

Apr 7
Skyhawk Station’s Get Prepped for Registration Day (Classes cancelled)


Apr 9
Work on the SAR Block, no in person lecture

Finish the 8-bit SAR Block Design
Week 12 Apr 12
Models for Digital Design
video, notes



Apr 14
Models for Digital Design
video, notes
Quiz 6 on C5 Layers

Apr 16
Clocked Circuit
video, notes

HW5
Due Friday, 4/23
Week 13 Apr 19
Memory Circuit Design


Apr 21
Memory Circuit Design


Apr 23
Memory Circuit Design

Week 14 Apr 26
IC Power Consumption, IC Yield


Apr 28
Project



Apr 30
Project
Last day of classes
Project due
Week 15 May 3




May 5
Final Exam
9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


May 7





Recommended timeline for the project:
The comparator is provided. Use the circuit in Figure 24.61 in Dr. Baker's CMOS book.

Deadlines:
4/5 Complete the TI DFF (set/reset) (10 points)
4/9 Complete the SAR block design (20 points) (refer to lectures on 2/10, 2/12, and 2/19).
4/16 Complete the S/H block design (20 points)
4/21 Complete the R-2R DAC design (20 points)
4/26 Complete the control circuits (any digital control circuits needed for the circuit) (10 points)
4/28 Complete the entire circuit design. The overall simulation should be very similar to the one you did in Lab 2
(10 points)
4/30 Report submission. Submit the report to homeworkflc02@gmail.com by 5 pm. (Report writing, includes grammar, spelling, and formatting: 10 pionts)

 

Refereces:
The columbia VLSI desgin lab.
Abo's 1999 paper.