University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering an online course called "VLSI CAD: Logic to Layout". This 10-week-long course will begin from 3rd March, 2014 onwards.
About the Course:
A modern VLSI chip is a remarkably complex beast: billions of transistors, millions of logic gates deployed for computation and control, big blocks of memory, embedded blocks of pre-designed functions designed by third parties (called "intellectual property" or IP blocks). How do people manage to design these complicated chips? Answer: a sequence of computer aided design (CAD) tools takes an abstract description of the chip, and refines it step-wise to a final design. This class focuses on the major design tools used in the creation of an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) or System on Chip (SoC) design. The course's focus is on the key representations that make it possible to synthesize, and to verify, these designs, as they move from logic to layout.
Rob A. Rutenbar will be the course instructor.
The course will have a workload of 10-12 hours of work / week.
It will be taught in English and subtitles will be available in English.
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