An understanding of modern logic design is crucial to chip manufacturing, as almost all digital systems today are based on VLSI chips. This course covers the principles, methodologies and tools of logic design.
Learn about MOS transistors and IC fabrication and develop abstractions to create and reason complex digital systems. Learn how to model gates and synthesize their physical layouts as well as how to validate complex hardware software systems. Explore some of the most critical VLSI design issues including fabrication and layout, timing, power minimization, testing and debugging.