2018 VLSI Technology II

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Graduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Wakabayashi Hitoshi  Ishihara Noboru  Dosho Shiro  Machida Katsuyuki 
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Mon1-2(G221)  Thr1-2(G221)  
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Course description and aims

We lecture RF transceiver systems, RF CMOS circuits, analog CMOS circuits, integrated CMOS/MEMS technology, and ultra-low-power CMOS circuits as a state-of-the-art integrated circuit technology. This class reviews examples and future trends of the integrated circuit design. Acquisition of the VLSI Engineering I is recommended.

Student learning outcomes

(1)Understand of technology trend of integrated circuit.
(2)Understand of fundamentals of analogy CMOS circuit
(3)Understand of CMOS A/D converters
(4)Understand of RF CMOS circuit and RF transceiver circuit


Si, CMOS, analog circuit, integrated circuit

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

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Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of integrated circuit Understanding of the technology trend of integrated circuit and its impact in the internet era.
Class 2 MOSFET devices (I) Understanding of MOSFET structures and electric characteristics Understanding of the short channel effect and miniaturization according to the scaling
Class 3 MOSFET devices (I) Understanding of circuit simulator and SPICE model of MOSFET
Class 4 Fudamentals of CMOS circuit (I) Understanding of amplifier circuit
Class 5 Fudamentals of CMOS circuit (II) Understanding of reference circuit
Class 6 Fudamentals of CMOS circuit (III) Understanding of filter circuit
Class 7 A/D conveters (I) Fundamental of A/D converters
Class 8 AD conveters (II) Understanding of Nyquist A/D conveters
Class 9 AD converters (III) Undestanding of oversampling A/D converters
Class 10 RF CMOS circuit (I) Fundamental of RF tranceiver
Class 11 RF CMOS circuit (II) Understanding of frequency synthesizer circuit
Class 12 RF CMOS circuit (III) Understanding of transmitter and receiver circuits.
Class 13 CMOS/MEMS technology (I) Understanding of fundamentals of MEMS
Class 14 CMOS/MEMS technology (II) High performance CMOS/MEMS accerelometer
Class 15 SoC technology Understanding of the meaning of integration and integrity



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Distributed in the class

Assessment criteria and methods

Report and examination

Related courses

  • EEE.C441 : VLSI Technology I
  • EEE.C341 : Integrated Circuit Technology Integrated Circuit Technology
  • EEE.C201 : Electric Circuits I
  • EEE.C202 : Electric Circuits II
  • EEE.C211 : Analog Electronic Circuits
  • EEE.C311 : Advanced Electronic Circuits

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Knowledge of mathematics, electrical circuit thoery, semiconductor devices

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Hitoshi Wakabayashi (wakabayashi.h.ab[at]m.titech.ac.jp)

Office hours

9:00-17:00 Email appointment is required



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