Spring 2016, MWF 3PM, Broun 235

Course Syllabus (Not updated for this offering) Grades

Instructor: Vishwani D. Agrawal, James J. Danaher Professor of ECE

Course Website: www.eng.auburn.edu/~vagrawal/COURSE/E7770_Spr16/course.html

FINAL EXAM (Take-Home): Assigned Friday, Apr 29, 2016, Due Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30PM, problems

LECTURES:

Lecture 1: Introduction, 1/13/16

Lecture 2: Yield, Quality and Moore's Law, 1/15/16 . . .

. . . Gordon Moore's articles, 1965, 1975, 1995

. . . M. A. Cusumano and D. A. Yoffie, "Technology Strategy and Management, Extrapolating from Moore's Law," CACM, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 33-35, January 2016.

Lecture 3: Verification, 1/25/16 . . .

. . . Choice of Tests for Verification and Equivalence Checking . . .

. . . Characteristic Polynomial Method for Verification . . .

. . . Boolean Satisfiability . . .

Lecture 4: Gate Delay and Circuit Timing, 2/1/16 . . .

Lecture 5: Timing Verification and Optimization, 2/8/16

Lecture 6: Retiming, 2/12/16 . . .

Lecture 7: Constraint Graph and Retiming Solution, 2/17/16 . . .

Lecture 8: Clock Skew Problem, 2/26/16 . . .

Lectures 9: Linear Programming - A Mathematical Optimization Technique, 3/2/16 . . .

LP Solvers:

. . . PHPSimplex Online Solver

. . . LINDO Download

Lecture 10: A Linear Programming Solution to Clock Constraint Problem, 3/9/16 . . .

Lecture 11: Zero-Skew Clock Routing, 3/23/16 . . .

Lecture 12: Power and Ground, 3/21/14 . . .

. . . J. Fu et al., "VLSI On-Chip Power/Ground Network . . .," Proc. ASP-DAC, 2005, pp. 735-738

Lecture 13: Radio Frequency (RF) Testing, 4/1/16 . . .

Lecture 14: Analog and RF Test Strategies, 4/13/16 . . .

. . . S. Sindia and V. D. Agrawal, "Defect Level Constrained Optimization . . .," JETTA, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 479-489, Oct 2015.

. . . P. N. Variyam et al., "Prediction of Analog Performance . . .," IEEE Trans. CAD, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 349-361, Mar 2002

. . . H.-G. Stratigopoulos and Y. Makris, "Error Moderation . . .," IEEE Trans. CAD, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 339-351, Feb 2008

Lecture 15: Technology Mapping, 4/18/16 . . .

HOMEWORK:

Homework 1, assigned 2/3/16, due 2/17/16

Homework 2, assigned 3/7/16, due 3/21/16

PROJECT:

Assignment, posted 3/7/16, final report due 4/11/16.

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