Basics of ASICs 2024

This course will arm students with the fundamentals and a practical working knowledge of the building blocks of today’s electronic world—knowledge that will benefit the student no matter what technical discipline they decide to pursue academically.  Students will receive hands-on experience on how to design and arrange semiconductors at the nanometer scale (130nm) to perform a specific function.  Students will start with a blank canvas and learn how to take a specification through the entire design process—including foundry manufacturability.  Once complete, the student’s design will be sent to a foundry for fabrication.  Six months later we’ll host a class reunion, and the students will be provided a dev kit with their custom design permanently etched in silicon—a milestone few have achieved! No prior experience with hardware is necessary for this online course or the BWSI class.
Course Information
  • Type: Self-paced
  • Start Date: Feb 01, 2024
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