Computer Aided Design (ILV)

Course numberM-ISCD-2.03
Course codeCAD-2
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction English

The focus of this course is on gaining practical experience on how to use CAD tools for a semi-custom design flow.

VHDL, Verilog helpful

This course offers lectures and tutorials for the semi-custom design flow. This includes tools for simulation (Mentor ModelSim), synthesis (Synopsys Design Compiler) and place & route (Cadence encounter).

- Online documentation of design tools and handouts provided in class.

Most time of this course will be spent on practical work in the EDV room with additional explanations and theoretical background given by the lecturer.

Additional reading of literature has to be done at home to prepare for lecture /lab sessions.

Overall grading and weighting for all parts of the CAD course is:
20% lecture / lab participation 25% homework and self-study 55% final exam