520.490: Analog and Digital VLSI Systems and Architecture


Design Projects

Fall 2000


The class design project culminates the VLSI experience gained in the course by going through a complete design cycle, from an algorithmic and system-level description to transistor-level implementation in an integrated circuit.  Students (in groups of two or three) design and layout a VLSI system-on-a-chip using the Cadence CAD tools, including post-layout verification and simulation.  Select designs are fabricated through MOSIS, and laboratory facilities are available for testing after the course.


Students in class work closely together with and receive guidance from graduate students in the Adaptive Microsystems Laboratory. This provides for valuable research training experience for the students in class, and also educational training experience for the graduate students in the laboratory.


Detailed instructions and guidelines for the project can be found here. The Fall 2000 design projects are given below, with links to the final reports.


Imaging and Adaptive Optics (Marc Cohen, marc@bach.ece.jhu.edu)

Passive pixel image quality sensor

Brannon, Brian                      bgb@jhu.edu

Campbell, David                  dcampbell@jhu.edu

Koh, Hunter                           hk18@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu

Focal-plane image processor

Heron, Alexandra                 alexandra@jhu.edu

Tejada, Fransisco                ft1@jhu.edu

Woo, Sara                             woo@jhu.edu


Signal Processing and Data Conversion (Milutin Stanacevic, miki@jhu.edu)

Delta-sigma modulator with multi-bit feedback

Hejari, Seyed Pooya            pooyey@hotmail.com

Moyer, Erin                            epm1@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu

Tang, Edward                       ect1@jhu.edu

Dual-slope integrating A/D converter

Philipp, Ralf                       ralfphilipp@jhu.edu


Speech and Communications (Shantanu Chakrabartty, shantanu@bach.ece.jhu.edu)

Speech front-end processor

Deng, Yunbin                        yunbin@jhu.edu

Sanders, Deneah                 dds1@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu

CDMA encoder and decoder

Caputo, Lisa                         lisa.caputo@jhu.edu

Chan, King Man                    kmc3@jhu.edu

Shih, Ken                               kens@hops.cs.jhu.edu


Support Vector Machines (Roman Genov, roman@jhu.edu)

Delta-sigma kernel quantizer

Adil, Farhan                          fa13@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu

Chu, Andrew                         chewie@jhu.edu

Mulliken, Grant                      gmullike@bme.jhu.edu



Last updated 12/04/2000, Gert Cauwenberghs <gert@jhu.edu>