IC design and manufacture for undergraduates: theory, design and practice

Peter Wilson, Iain McNally, Matthew Swabey, Bashir Al-Hashimi

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Abstract

In this paper we describe how the practical design and manufacture of modern CMOS integrated circuits (ICs) have been incorporated into the second year of our undergraduate Electronics degree program. While many undergraduate degree programs offer theoretical and design of ICs, none have published a complete design cycle teaching approach including practical manufacture and test of ICs. We demonstrate how the design process has been tightly coupled with theoretical aspects of the degree course and incorporate transferable skills into the design exercise. We will also provide the technical information on how this design exercise can be accomplished sensibly for a large cohort of students (ar126100) in practical terms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, 2008
PublisherBudai Hi.Top Kft.
Pages22-23
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008
Event7th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, 2008 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 28 May 2008 → …

Workshop

Workshop7th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, 2008
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period28/05/08 → …

Keywords

  • IC, integrated circuit, education, teaching, learning, undergraduate, project

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    Wilson, P., McNally, I., Swabey, M., & Al-Hashimi, B. (2008). IC design and manufacture for undergraduates: theory, design and practice. In Proceedings of the 7th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, 2008 (pp. 22-23). Budai Hi.Top Kft..