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Custom LSI Design Project

This course provides you with experience of the practical design flow of the custom LSI. Your design will be fabricated in the semiconductor manufacturer and you will get a chip of your own design.

LSI Design Top Available software for students
Logic SimulationCadence Verilog-XL
Logic SynthesisSynopsys Design Compiler
Place and RouteSynopsys IC Compiler
Layout EditorCadence Virtuoso
Circuit SimulatorCadence Spectre
Design Rule CheckMentor Calibre

Design Example

The students will work through an example of Lticka (Flicker circuit of LED) and learn the practical design flow and how to use CAD tools. Then, you can design your one-of-a-kind chip.

  1. Circuit Specifications
  2. HDL samples
    LED
    DIV
    PWM
    BLNK
    Testbench
Instruction Manual

  1. Design Environment
  2. Logic Synthesis
  3. Place and Route
  4. Full-Custom Circuit Design
  5. Full-Custom Layout Design
  6. Top Level Design
  7. Submission of requested data
Requirements

The students has to hand in next assignments.

  1. Stream file (GDS-II format) of the circuit and micro-art
  2. Specification and block diagram of the circuit
  3. List of the IO-pins and electrical specification of each IO-pin
References

  1. Remote connection to the cad server (Windows)
  2. Remote connection to the cad server (Mac)
  3. EDA BOARD


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