Microelectronics Design Laboratory (LDIM)
The Microelectronics Laboratory is the practical complement the course Microelectronics (fourth year, P94). It aims to introduce students to the set of CAD tools usually employed in full-custom design of integrated circuits.
The ultimate goal is the practical realization of a complete design of a relatively complex circuit using commercial CAD tools for full custom design, all of Cadence:
* Layout editing and synthesis: Virtuoso XL
* Design Verification (DRD): Diva
* Extraction of parameters and simulation.
The laboratory will be conducted in pairs in the laboratory of Building B (B-043). Each couple is assigned a turn to choose between morning or afternoon. Each turn is of three hours in principle 10 to 13 h. morning and from 4 to 7 pm.
* Week 1: learning of the icfb tool. Design, simulation and characterization of an inverter.
* Week 2: design, simulation and characterization of two basic cells: 2-input NAND, NOR or similar.
* Week 3: layout editiong, extraction and verification of operation.
* Week 4: sequential circuits. Design and characterization of half register
* Week 5: Design, simulation and characterization of a cell of average complexity (memory cell, flip-flop, etc.).
* Weeks 6, 7 and 8: Implementation of the final practice, design, simulation, characterization and layout of a block chosen as final practice.