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Cadence tools are actively being used in the following courses.
477L MOS VLSI Circuit Design: Analysis and design of digital MOS VLSI circuits including area, delay and power minimization. Laboratory assignments including design, layout, extraction, simulation and automatic synthesis.
536ab Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design a: MOSFET operation and models; voltage references and biasing; elementary amplifier configurations; design techniques for high-speed operational amplifiers, comparators and transconductors; compensation methods. b: Non-linear integrated circuits, data-converter architectures and implementations, comprehensive design project.
552 Asynchronous VLSA Design: Asynchronous channels and architectures; implementation design styles; controller synthesis; hazards, and races; Petri-nets; performance analysis, and optimization; globally asynchronous locally synchronous design. Open only to graduate students.
577ab VLSI System Design: Integrated circuit fabrication; circuit simulation; basic device physics; simple device layout; structured chip design; timing; project chip; MOS logic; system design silicon compilers. b: VLSI design project; preparation of chips for fabrication; testing fabricated chips; design examples; design of specific units (e.g., buses); design techniques; testability; system integration.

632 Integrated Communication Systems: Analysis and design of high-speed integrated communication systems at circuit and system levels. Emphasis on broadband wireless applications. Transceiver architectures, amplifiers, oscillators, frequency synthesizers.

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