520.496-497 VLSI Design and Prototyping Workshop

Project Guidelines


Students will individually design, layout, test, and demonstrate a VLSI system-on-chip. Chips will be fabricated through the MOSIS Educational Program, and tested in the second semester. Results of the project will be in the public domain.

Grading will span two semesters, and be based on quality of the design, in-class presentation of design and results of simulations and testing, and demonstrated performance of the chip. Both semesters need to be completed in order to receive course credit.

Example Projects

Typical projects will include CMOS computational imagers, video and speech coders, pattern recognition processors, and biointerfaces. For example,

Gert Cauwenberghs
September 8, 2004