EECS 170D Integrated Electronic Circuit Design (2015-2016)

EECS 170D Integrated Electronic Circuit Design

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for CpE and EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 170D Integrated Electronic Circuit Design (Credit Units: 4) An overview of the design and fabrication of modern digital integrated circuits. Topics include: fabrication of CMOS process; transistor-level design simulation, functional characteristics of basic digital integrated circuits, and different logic families including the static and dynamic logic, layout and extraction of digital circuits; automated design tools. Prerequisite: EECS170C and EECS170LC. Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. Only one course from EECS 170D, EECS 119, CSE 112 may be taken for credit. (Design units: 4)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0130909961.

Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0321547743.


Gray, P. R., Hurst, P. J., Lewis, S. H., & Meyer, R. G., Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 5th edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

Ahmed Eltawil
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Describe the actual steps involved in the fabrication of a CMOS integrated circuit.

2. Describe the functional characteristics of basic digital integrated circuits and different logic families including the static and dynamic logic.

3. Design and simulate various functional blocks utilized in CMOS digital integrated circuits. Such blocks include: combinational and sequential logic blocks (both static and dynamic styles); and differential pairs.

4. Perform physical layout of basic functional circuit blocks that have been designed.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • basic semiconductor device principle.
  • operation, design, and utilization of integrated circuit modules, including operational amplifiers.
Lecture Topics:

The course is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview on the analysis, design, and simulation of CMOS digital integrated.

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Microwind and DSCH, both available at the following website:

Laboratory Projects:

Varies on a quarterly basis, an example is designing a 5-GHz frequency divider in a 0.18μm CMOS technology.

Professional Component

Contributes toward the Computer Engineering Topics Courses and Electrical Engineering Topics Courses and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

The class material involves analysis, simulation, and design of CMOS digital integrated circuits. The design component is highly emphasized through the selection of lecture material, homework, and term project. The lecture material is closely related to the homework assignments which are prepared with a design perspective. Homework will contain problems related to CAD. In term project students must design and layout an advanced circuit that will be defined during the course.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Home work: 10%
  • Midterm exam: 25%
  • Project: 24%
  • Final exam: 40%
  • Survey: 1%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 4.0 credit units

October 7, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr