ECE Course Outline

ECE6133

Physical Design Automation of VLSI Systems (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Various design automation problems in the physical design process of VLSI circuits including clustering, partitioning, floorplanning, placement, routing, and compaction.
Textbook(s)
Sung Kyu Lim, Practical Problems in VLSI Physical Design Automation, Springer, 2008. ISBN 9781402066269 (required)

Topical Outline
1.	Design and Fabrication of VLSI Devices 
2.	Basic Data Structures and Algorithms 
3.	Partitioning & Clustering 
4.	Floorplanning and Pin Assignment 
5.	Placement 
6.	Global and Detailed Routing 
7.	Interconnect Optimization 
8.	Physical Design Automation of FPGAs