NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN
COURSE CODE: KEE3633
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: Dr. M. Norazizi Sham Mohd Sayuti
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course develops an understanding on the integrated circuit design. To facilitate this understanding the course covers the circuit perspective as well as the system perspective of digital integrated circuit design. In addition, the manufacturing process is also covered such as the fabrication and packaging processes. Factors impacting the digital integrated circuit design such as the impact of interconnect, design for low power, issues in timing and clocking and the design methodologies are included too.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 6 / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O = Others

L

 

42

T

 

3

P

 

9

O

 

0

Guided: 54 hours

Independent Learning: 66 hours

Total: 120 hours

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: To expose students to the technology and issues in integrated circuit design and manufacturing processes.
LEARNING OUTCOMES (LO): Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

CLO1: Demonstrate understanding of the philosophy underlying the solutions to the given integrated circuit design problem (C3 – PO4)

CLO2: Measure the performance of an integrated circuit design using a simulation tool (P4)

CLO3: Report the solutions on the given integrated circuit design problem (A3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  1. Outcome Based Learning

Assessment strategy:

  1. Formative & Summative
SYNOPSIS: This course includes the circuit perspective and system perspective of digital integrated circuit design. Beginning with the operation of electronic devices to in-depth analysis of the nucleus of digital design, the course maintains a consistent, logical flow of subject matter throughout. Today’s significant industry topics, such as the impact of interconnect, design for low power, issues in timing and clocking, design methodologies with respect to the impact of moving into the deep-submicron realm are also discussed.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures / Group Work/ Assignment/ Tutorial/ Lab
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage
·         Lab

·         Assignment

·         Test

20%

20%

10%

B. Final Examination (50%)
i.          Examination 50% ·    Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Weste, Harris, 2011, CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective, Pearson
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Weste, Harris, 2011, Integrated Circuit Design, Pearson.
  2. Rabaey, Chandrakasan, Nikolic, 2003, Digital Integrated Circuits, Pearson