Practicum ASIC Design (ASIC Design Laboratory)
The ASIC Design Laboratory has been taught at the
University of Twente
from the academic year 1993-1994 until the academic year 2002-2003.
It now has a successor called the
It consisted of
31 sessions of four hours each in which the whole mixed-signal ASIC design
traject was traversed. They were partitioned into four modules:
More detailed descriptions of the approach followed at Twente University
for teaching a first course in ASIC design can be found in the following two
System design (12 sessions): this module mainly consisted of a first
introduction to VHDL and VHDL synthesis followed by the design of the
Testing (5 sessions): this module taught the principles of test
pattern generation and mixed-signal testing, focussing on the testing of
Digital circuit design (9 sessions): this module taught the
principles of digital CMOS gates, circuit-level simulation and circuit
Analog circuit design (5 sessions): this module did the same for
analog CMOS circuits and focussed on the D/A converter used in the dialmemo
Tangelder, R.J.W.T., S.H. Gerez, H.G. Kerkhoff, E.A.M. Klumperink,
J. Smit, H. Snijders, H. Speek and H. de Vries, "The ASIC Design
Course at Twente", 2nd European Workshop on Microelectronics
Education, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, (May 1998).
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H.G. Kerkhoff, J. Smit, S.H. Gerez and H. Speek, "Mixed-Signal
Testing at the ASIC Design Course at Twente University", In: B.
Courtois, N. Guillemot, G. Kamarinos and G. Stehelin (Eds.),
Microelectronics Education, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht,
pp 205-208, (2000).
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