ECE 582
Physical VLSI Design

Displaying course information from Spring 2012.

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
N LCD 0930 - 1050 T R   143 Everitt Lab  Martin Wong
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Official Description Basic physical design requirements for VLSI; performance-oriented formulation and optimization of chip partitioning, module placement and interconnection; optimized design and layout of on-chip modules; circuit extraction; high-speed VLSI circuits; yield and reliability analysis; advanced VLSI packaging and parametric testing. Course Information: Prerequisite: ECE 425 or ECE 482.
Subject Area Integrated Circuits and Systems
Course Prerequisites Credit in ECE 425 or ECE 482
Course Directors Martin D F Wong
Detailed Description and Outline


  • Basic physical design requirements for VLSI: technology; chip performance and cost; technology updateability; reliability
  • Physical design methodologies: algorithms in logic partitioning placement and routing interconnection parasitics and delays
  • Optimization problems in module generation
  • Modeling and extraction of circuit parameters from physical layout
  • High-speed VLSI circuits
  • Circuit optimization for yield and reliability
  • Wafer-scale integration
  • Advanced VLSI packaging and parametric testing
Class notes, recent papers.

Collateral Reading:
T.C. Hu and E.S. Kuh, Eds., VLSI Circuit Layout: Theory and Design, IEEE Press, 1985.
M. Shoji, CMOS Digital Circuit Technology, Prentice-Hall, 1987.
S.M. Sze, Ed., VLSI Technology, McGraw-Hill, 1983.
Last updated: 2/13/2013