ECE 203: Biomedical Integrated Circuits and Systems (Spring 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2015)

Integrated circuit analysis and design for medical devices. Introduction to subthreshold conduction in MOS transistor and its similarities to biomolecular transport.  Design of instrumentation amplifiers, sensors, and electrical stimulation interfaces.  Transcutaneous wireless power transfer and electromagnetic effects on tissue.  Prerequisites: ECE 164, or BENG 186B, or equivalent are recommended.  [ Teaching Award ]

ECE 165: Digital Integrated Circuit Design (Winter 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015)

VLSI digital systems. Circuit characterization, performance estimation, and optimization. Circuits for alternative logic styles and clocking schemes. Subsystems include ALUs, memory, processor arrays, and PLAs. Techniques for gate arrays, standard cell, and custom design. Design and simulation using CAD tools. Prerequisites: ECE 102 with a grade of C– or better. [ Teaching Scores: 2013, 2014, 2015 ]

ECE 260A: VLSI Digital System Algorithms and Architectures (Fall 2014)

Custom and semi-custom VLSI design from both the circuit and system designer’s perspective. MOS transistor theory, circuit characterization, and performance estimation. CMOS logic design will be emphasized. Computer-aided design (CAD) tools for transistor level simulation, layout and verification will be introduced. (Recommended prerequisites: undergraduate-level semiconductor electronics and digital system design, ECE 165 or equivalent.) Prerequisites: graduate standing.

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