Course Title : Integrated Circuits Engineering, Advanced.

Code 10X725
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Wed 4th
Location Electrical Engineering Bldg.-Lecture Room (M) etc.
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Hidetoshi Onodera

Course Description

An integrated circuit is a key device that enables functionality enhancement, performance increase, and cost reduction of an electronic system. Steady progress in fabrication technology leads to exponential increase in integration scale. This course focuses on the design methodology of a large-scale integrated circuit (LSI), with particular emphasis on logical and physical design process. Topics covered by the course include the current status and future directions regarding LSI design technology, CMOS process technology, CMOS layout design, CMOS device characteristics, CMOS static gates, CMOS dynamic gates, and LSI design methodology.


The level of achievement will be examined by several reports assigned during lectures. All assignments of all reports are mandatory.

Course Goals

The target of this lecture is to obtain basic knowledge on a design method of integrated circuits such that he/she can complete logic, circuit and layout design for a simple digital circuit.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
1. Current status and future directions of Integrated Circuit Technology 2 The current status of integrated circuit development will be explained. Brief history and future directions of integrated circuit technology will be covered.
CMOS Process Technology 2 Fabrication process of CMOS will be explained with particular emphasis on photo-masks required for lithography.
MOS Devices 3 Structure and performance characteristics of MOSFET, capacitor and resister will be explained. Performance degradation of scaled interconnect will be discussed with possible solutions.
CMOS Logic Gates 3 CMOS complementary static gates and dynamic gates will be presented with performance analysis and design methods.
LSI Design Methodology 3 Synchronous design method will be explained. Timing analysis and clocking techniques will be discussed. Low power design methodology will be explained.
FPGA 2 Field programmable gate array and its application will be explained.


Hand-outs will be provided.


Neil H.E. Weste and David Harris, “CMOS VLSI Design, 4th Ed.” Addison-Wesley, 2011.
Jan M. Rabaey, Anantha Chandrakasan, Borivoje Nikolic, “Digital Integrated Circuits, 2nd Ed.” Prentice Hall, 2003.


Basic knowledge on electronic circuits, digital circuits, logic circuits.

Independent Study Outside of Class

Reports include design and analysis of small circuits. A simulation program (SPICE) is required for performance analysis. Instructions for obtaining SPICE are given and students need to install SPICE by themselves.

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