Teaching digital ASIC design to students with heterogeneoms previous knowledge

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This paper describes a MSc level digital ASIC project course. The majority of the course participants are international students, having a wide spread in previous knowledge in the field of digital HW-design. A course outline adapting to this fact has been developed, changing from one joint VLSI project towards smaller individual projects. The diversity in previous knowledge is evened out by adding lectures regarding design methodology and used EDA-tools, and making the first part of the course purely, laboratory. To enhance and highlight different aspects of HDL-design, mandatory assignments allow the students to gradually take command over the complete design flow. As a result, comprehension of digital ASIC design is increased among the students and course administration is reduced.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


  • digital ASIC design, ASIC project course, digital HW-design, HDL-design, EDA-tools, VLSI, heterogeneous previous knowledge students
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings. 2005 IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)0-7695-2374-9
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch
EventIEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education (MSE), 2005 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Jun 122005 Jun 14


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education (MSE), 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA