Classes Taught by Jeff Davis
Computer system and digital design principles. Architectural concepts, software, Boolean algebra, number systems, combinational datapath elements, sequential logic, and storage elements. Design of DRAM control and I/O bus.
Basic concepts of microelectronic materials, devices and circuits
Analysis and design of bipolar and MOS digital integrated circuit families and their applications in modern electronic systems.
An advanced treatment of VLSI systems analysis, design, and testing with emphasis on complex systems and how they are inorporated into a silicon environment.
Detailedanalysis of the operaration and design of high performance MOS digital integrated circuits. Emphasis is on current design techniques with examples from the literature.
Hierarchy of physical principles that enable understanding and estimation of future opportunities to achieve multibillion transistor silicon chips using sub-0.25 micron technology.
The practical application of the finite-difference time-domain and finite element techniques to electromagnetic problems. Computer projects are required.
An advanced treatment of interconnect process technology, parameter extraction, electrical simulation, and circuit design with emphasis on data, control, clock, and power interconnect design.