Integrated Circuits and Microelectronics, 2011

This course introduces to the students the current integrated circuits tecnologies, mainly for digital devices. During this course it will be studied in detail aspects related with manufacturing, packaging and modern solutions for performance and reliability improvements, as well as a design methodology with the necessary tools for obtaining competitive digital integrated circuits, such as hardware description languages, synthesis tools, design for testability, etc.

LUIS ENTRENA ARRONTES
CELIA LOPEZ ONGIL
MARIO GARCÍA VALDERAS
ENRIQUE SAN MILLÁN HEREDIA
MARTA PORTELA GARCÍA
ALMUDENA LINDOSO MUÑOZ

Department of Electronic Technology
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Area:
Electronic Engineering

Degree:
Electronic Engineering

November, 2011

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21 Hours of Lectures
21 Hours of Reduced Group Lectures

6 Hours of Laboratory Sessions
150 Hours of Total Learning Time (6 ECTS)

 

PRERREQUISITES AND RECOMMENDED PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE

Basic knowledge of Digital Electronics and Analog Electronics.

 

GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Integrated Circuits and Microelectronics is an advanced course where the students will learn the current technologies used in integrated circuits, specially in digital systems. Some concepts will be studied in detail: manufacturing, packaging, modern solutions for improving the performance and reliability of this kind of circuits, a design methodology and the necessary tools to obtain competitive digital circuits. Some of these tools are hardware description languages, synthesis tools, design for testability, etc. that the students will learn in a practical and interactive way.

 

OBJETIVES: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Learn the main processes in the manufacturing of integrated circuits

  • Study the design techniques at layout level for both analog and digital integrated circuits

  • Study design methodologies based on hardware description languages

  • Learn techniques for verification and test of integrated circuits

 

TEACHING MATERIAL

The student will find available the following material:

  • Theory: class slides with the theoretical content of the course.

  • Exercises: solved problems and proposed problems for different units.

  • Practices: practices manual with a work proposal so that the student can understand the necessary design tools.

  • Proposed exams.

 

ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES OR PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS

  • Laboratory exercises

  • Exercises

  • Final exam

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Citation: Arrontes, L. E., Ongil, C. L., Valderas, M. G., Heredia, E. S. M., García, M. P., Muñoz, A. L. (2011, May 10). Integrated Circuits and Microelectronics. Retrieved November 20, 2019, from OCW - UC3M Web site: http://ocw.uc3m.es/tecnologia-electronica/integrated-circuits-and-microelectronics.
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