Microelectronic Design and Technology - ELEC4602

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Electrical Eng and Telecommunications

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prereq: ELEC3106

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Basic IC processing technology: lithography, oxidation, diffusion, implantation, film deposition, etching, metalisation. IC technologies: Si, GaAs, SiGe, SOS, BiCMOS. Rev. MOS device models. On-chip components: capacitors, inductors, resistors, diodes. CMOS design rules, scaling. Floor planing, cell layout (inc. common centriod) and routing. Corner and Monto Carlo simulations. CMOS analogue building blocks: current mirrors, differential stage, active load. Noise sources and analysis. CMOS operational amplifiers. D/A converters and A/D converters. Oscillators, PLLs, Schmitt triggers and charge pumps. Static and dynamic CMOS gates and flip-flops. CMOS digital bulding blocks: level shifters, decoders, multiplexers, tri-states, buffers and adders. Memories: ROM, SRAM and DRAM cell design; Sense amplifiers. Introduction to MEMS. IO circuits, ESD, latch-up, assembly techniques and packaging. Interconnects and noise shielding; mixed analogue-digital design. Yield and failure analysis techniques; 6-sigma design.


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