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EE433 - Physical Design of Integrated Circuits

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  • COURSE INFORMATON

    Course Title

    Code

    Semester

    C +P + L  Hour

    Credits

    ECTS

    Physical Design of Integrated Circuits

    EE433

    7

    3+0+0=3

    3

    5

     

    Prerequisites

     

     

    Language of Instruction

    English

    Course Level

    Undergraduate

    Course Type

    Technical elective

    Course Coordinator

    Uğur Çilingiroğlu

    Instructors

    Uğur Çilingiroğlu

    Assistants

     

    Goals

    Teaching the physical design techniques of integrated circuits to those students pursuing expertise in microelectronics.

    Content

    Device physics. Semiconductor fabrication processes. Process integration. Fault mechanisms. Resistors. Capacitors. Matching in resistors and capacitors. MOS transistors. Layout techniques for MOS transistors. Guard rings. Padring design.

     

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Outcomes

    Teaching Methods

    Assessment Methods

    Mastery of MOSFET device models for analog design.

    2,3

    1,2,3

    A

    Understanding the physical structure of MOSFETs, integrated resistors and capacitors, and their parasitics.

    1,2

    1,2,3

    A

    Ability to lay out components for a given set of electrical specifications and a given CMOS technology.

    3

    1,2,3

    A

     

    Teaching Methods:

    1: Lecture, 2: Problem Solving, 3: Simulation, 4: Seminar, 5: Interdisciplinary group working, 6: Laboratory, 7: Term research paper, 8: Guest Speaker,   9: Sample Project Review

    Assessment Methods:

    A: Exam, B: Quiz, C: Experiment, D: Homework, E: Project

     

     

    COURSE CONTENT

    Week

    Topics

    Study Materials

    1

    Prologue. MOSFET structure, definitions and symbols. Numerical modeling for simulation. Analytical modeling for design.

    Lecture notes

    2

    Small-signal modeling of MOSFET.

    Lecture notes

    3

    Noise analysis and modeling; device sizing in analog design.

    Lecture notes

    4

    CMOS fabrication technologies.

    Lecture notes

    5

    Integrated resistors: Resistivity and sheet resistance; resistor layout; resistivity and linewidth control.

    Lecture notes

    6

    Integrated resistors: Temperature sensitivity; nonlinearity; resistor parasitics; adjusting resistances.

    Lecture notes

    7

    Integrated capacitors: MOS capacitor; parallel-plate capacitors.

    Lecture notes

    8

    Matching of resistors and capacitors: Matching in general; systematic mismatch.

    Lecture notes

    9

    Matching of resistors and capacitors: Systematic mismatch; random mismatch, general techniques for matching.

    Lecture notes

    10

    MOSFET: Structure, substrate/well contacts and guard rings.

    Lecture notes

    11

    MOSFET: Layout techniques for wide MOSFETs.

    Lecture notes

    12

    MOSFET matching: Electrical design for matching; systematic mismatch; general techniques of MOSFET matching.

    Lecture notes

    13

    Padring construction.

    Lecture notes

    14

    Assembling the die.

    Lecture notes

     

    RECOMMENDED SOURCES

    Textbook

    Lecture notes: Analog Integrated-Circuit Design, Uğur Çilingiroğlu.  by Uğur Çilingiroğlu. Distributed electronically.

    Additional Resources

    Recommended textbook: The Art of Analog Layout, A. Hastings, Prentice Hall, Second Edition, 2006, ISBN: 0-13-146410-8.

     

    MATERIAL SHARING

    Documents

    Lecture notes.

    Assignments

     

    Exams

    Midterm exam papers and solutions.

     

    ASSESSMENT

    IN-TERM STUDIES

    NUMBER

    PERCENTAGE

    Mid-term exams

    2

    50/50

    Total

     

    100

    CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    50/100

    CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    50/100

    Total

     

    100

     

    COURSE CATEGORY

    Expertise

     

    COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

    No

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Contribution

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

     

    1

    Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.

       

         

    2

    Ability to identify, formulate, and solve Electrical and Electronics Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

           

     

    3

    Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.

           

     

    4

    Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.

               

    5

    Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating engineering problems

               

    6

    Ability to access information; For this purpose ability to perform database searching and conduct literature review.

               

    7

    Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.

               

    8

    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language.

               

    9

    Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.

               

    10

    Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility.

               

    11

    Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

               

    12

    Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Activities

    Quantity

    Duration
    (Hour)

    Total
    Workload
    (Hour)

    Course Duration

    14

    3

    42

    Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

    14

    5.5

    77

    Mid-terms

    2

    2

    4

    Homework

         

    Final examination

         1

    2

    2

    Total Work Load

       

    125

    Total Work Load / 25 (h)

       

    5

    ECTS Credit of the Course

       

    5

     

  • Syllabus
  • Course Outline:

    Device physics. Semiconductor fabrication processes. Process integration. Fault mechanisms. Resistors. Capacitors. Matching in resistors and capacitors. MOS transistors. Layout techniques for MOS transistors. Guard rings. Padring design.