Mixed-Signal CMOS Chip Design


This lecture goes along with the analog and digital CMOS circuit design lectures offered by the institute of microelectronics. In contrast to these more theoretical lectures on circuit design techniques, this lecture is focused on the implementation issues of application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). After a comparison between analog and digital circuit simulation techniques, the aspects of actual implementation as microchip hardware are discussed. Layout and verification is covered up to manufacturing and packaging. There is a strong emphasis on the computer aided design (CAD) support and algorithms, which are integral part of todays chip implementation. The exercises will be used to give hands-on experience with industry-standart CAD design tools.