Sep. 28 Introduction to CS/EE181 and VLSI
Sep. 30 Transistors, CMOS, and layout
Oct. 5 magic tutorial session (in lab)
Oct. 7 Boolean logic and transistor networks
Oct. 12 Logic minimization
Oct. 14 Clocks, timing, registers
Oct. 19 Precharge logic, domino logic, charge sharing, FSMs
Oct. 21 Computer arithmetic---Addition, subtraction
Oct. 26 Shifting, multiplication
Oct. 28 Putting it all together---planning a project
Nov. 2 Transistor physics
Nov. 4 Circuit performance, tau model (project proposals due)
Nov. 9 More circuit performance
Nov. 11 Scaling and short-channel effects
Nov. 16 Power versus speed
Nov. 18 Metastability
Nov. 23 Wires
Nov. 25 Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 30
Dec. 2Final project layout and report due