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Proceedings of International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education

21-23 July 1997

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  • Proceedings of International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):153 - 154
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  • Design, integration and characterization of analog integrated circuits: a complete design flow dedicated to microelectronics education

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):75 - 76
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    Teaching analog electronics leads us to set up a complete analog integrated circuit design flow to allow students to detail the main aspects of designer's tasks. In our case we propose the following design flow: circuit design and simulation, circuit integration by customizing prediffused array, die bonding and testing of the final circuit. All these steps require classical equipment except custom... View full abstract»

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  • Getting started with VHDL

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):135 - 136
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    This paper describes a module developed by the author for the initial teaching of VHDL. A `self-teach' approach is adopted whereby students with a minimum of tutor support can progress from a basic knowledge of digital logic to modelling an ALU in six three hour sessions. The course script and its accompanying assessment manual are written in such a way as to be portable and easily updated. Evalua... View full abstract»

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  • ProTest: a low cost rapid prototyping and test system for ASICs and FPGAs

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):60 - 61
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    The test bench methodology helps the design engineer to structure the simulation of his circuit. As showed in this paper, the test bench methodology can further be developed in, order to efficiently reuse simulation stimuli and response for the real device under test. As FPGAs are very often used to prototype an ASIC design, an easy switch between simulation and real hardware test is necessary to ... View full abstract»

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  • A simplified module interface style for synthesis education

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):73 - 74
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    In the synthesis course at Stony Brook we have made it possible for students to complete the tasks of specification, simulation, synthesis, FPGA fitting, low level verification, both on homework sets and on a non-trivial project, all within one semester. We do it by using a set of standard components and a consistent and standardized interface throughout: for the library components, for the design... View full abstract»

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  • The teaching of VHDL in computer architecture

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):133 - 134
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    There are problems in incorporating VHDL into the undergraduate curriculum's beginning computer architecture courses. The problems relate mainly to cost arising from two factors: VHDL tool availability and proper lecture material to coincide with the course objective(s). At the Georgia Institute of Technology, pilot VHDL lecture materials have been developed to address these two issues View full abstract»

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  • A multidisciplinary course in rapid prototyping of wearable computers

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):145 - 146
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    The paper describes a multidisciplinary, systems building course at Carnegie Mellon University. Over the last eight semesters that the course has been taught, teams of undergraduate and graduate students have designed and fabricated seven new generations of wearable computers, using an evolving artifact- specific, multidisciplinary design methodology. Between the first and last generation, the ele... View full abstract»

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  • System oriented VLSI curriculum at KTH

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):57 - 59
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    This paper describes the restructuring of VLSI education at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Changing needs of industry, advances in technology and design methodology has required a significant reorganization of VLSI education with combined emphasis on system issues and associated physical constraints. We present here a course structure which will address, in parallel fashion, the key desi... View full abstract»

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  • Tools for documenting digital designs on the Web

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7 - 8
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    Modern embedded system designs include elements described using schematics, hardware description languages, timing diagrams, and various programming languages. We have developed a set of Java applets that facilitate the documentation of designs for dissemination over the Web. These tools enable the specification of multiple layers of active regions on diagrams and on text so that different mouse-o... View full abstract»

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  • Industrial feedback for a microelectronics curriculum

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):70 - 72
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    This paper addresses the question of sufficient breadth and depth for undergraduate engineering curriculum in the area of microelectronics, based on input from an industrial panel. This panel was formed as part of a NSF Course and Curriculum Development (CCD) grant to help define the appropriate mix between specific skills, fundamentals, and exposure to current technology. Their input calls for cu... View full abstract»

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  • Using synthesis, simulation, and hardware emulation to prototype a pipelined RISC computer system

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):131 - 132
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    This paper describes a VHDL based rapid prototyping approach to simulate, synthesize, and implement a prototype computer system using commercial CAD tools, a meta assembler, a retargetable C compiler, and FPGAs in a hardware emulator. This methodology is utilized in a senior design laboratory sequence of two required courses for computer engineering students at Georgia Tech View full abstract»

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  • Significant microelectronics systems design experience for a heterogeneous class of CS, CE, and EE students

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):143 - 144
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    Using structured design techniques borrowed from software programming, beginning circuit designers at the University of Cincinnati consistently create correct, working chips containing several thousand gates. Careful choice of topics and easy-to-use tools allow consideration of physical behaviour and optimization techniques and also prepare students for more advanced study of circuit design. Chip ... View full abstract»

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  • Toward an optimized computer assisted electronics laboratory

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):55 - 56
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    This paper describes a project-based educational system recently implemented at the electronics laboratory of our department. This system utilizes a combination of hardware implementation and a specific type of computer simulation assistance, which is initially customized to the particular experiments of the few first laboratory sessions, and becomes progressively modifiable by the student through... View full abstract»

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  • Diverse-projects design-experiences in analog/digital microelectronic systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):43 - 44
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    The basic challenge of supervising diverse microelectronics prototype projects is to make do with limited facilities in a vastly changing world of electronic systems requirements. This paper presents the experience of supervising and managing diverse projects in the advanced VLSIC analog/digital systems design graduate course at the Microelectronics System Design Lab (MSDL), Oakland University. An... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences teaching design automation in the introductory level course

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):64 - 65
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    “Logic and Digital Design” is an introductory level course for electrical engineering students at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. This paper describes the development of using design automation tools in the course. Since Fall 1993, a realistic design environment has been created. Through laboratory work and a comprehensive final project, n... View full abstract»

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  • Interacting with physical devices over the web

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):47 - 48
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    The educational experience of students in a Computer Engineering capstone design course can be greatly enhanced by providing a framework that enables students to design devices that are accessible over the web. The framework consists of inexpensive hardware and software that permits the connection of arbitrary devices to a web page. Remote users can then interact with the physical device through a... View full abstract»

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  • A multilevel approach to teaching hardware description languages

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):5 - 6
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    Knowledge of hardware description languages is an important element in the educational background of both undergraduate and graduate electrical and computer engineering students. However, the manner in which they are exposed to hardware description languages should differ because of the different level of maturity of the student populations. Graduate students are mature intellectually and thus can... View full abstract»

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  • Low cost, prototype ASIC and MCM fabrication and assembly from the MOSIS service

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):68 - 69
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    The MOSIS Service at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute offers services to obtain custom designed prototype quantities of ASICs and Multichip Modules (MCMs). The service recently added MIDAS, the MultiChip Module Designers' Access Service for MCM fabrication to the list of standard offerings. Thus a designer can now access domestic, high-volume IC and MCM produc... View full abstract»

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  • Continuing education for small and medium-sized industries: the French JESSICA programme

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):129 - 130
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    This paper presents a French public programme set up in order to assist small and medium-sized industries that are willing to implement ASICs or new electronic technologies in their products. After the presentation of the general frame of this programme, the specific actions will be detailed: SMIs awareness to new technologies, and specialised training sessions in microelectronics that were define... View full abstract»

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  • Including HDL and synthesis in the EE and CSE digital design curriculum

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):125 - 126
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    The complexity of digital designs has increased drastically with the advent of the smaller geometry semiconductor process technology. This increase has made enormous demands on the industry, giving rise to Hardware Description Languages (HDL) which responded with its HDL-based design process, methodology, and design tools. HDL not only manages the increased complexity, but it also allows a shorter... View full abstract»

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  • Semiconductor teaching chips

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):19 - 20
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    We describe the first set of chips to be designed and manufactured with the specific objective of use in an education environment. The chips are the result of a collaboration between educators and industry and introduce students to complex microelectronics technology by presenting simple building blocks fabricated using standard semiconductor manufacturing techniques. Current usage indicates that ... View full abstract»

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  • Learning by virtual doing: protocol simulators for surface analysis in microelectronics

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):30 - 31
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    The paper details how state-of-the-art technologies like multimedia, computer modeling and simulation may be applied with profit for education in microelectronics. It presents a set of multimedia courses on material characterization of VLSI wafers with different techniques. The major interest of the courses is the protocol simulator available for each technique. Such a simulator aims at giving the... View full abstract»

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  • The French microelectronics training network supported by industry and education ministries

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):121 - 122
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    The Microelectronics Education in France is organised through a National Committee (CNFM) which makes links between Ministries (Education, Industry, Research), education institutions, and the trade Associations of this field. Eleven interuniversity centers providing education in process technology and Computer-Aided-Design in several fields of application were created during the 80's taking into a... View full abstract»

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  • Curricular integration for next generation in microsystem design education

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):93 - 94
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    Rapid advances in microelectronic technologies increasingly require microsystem designers to be also system architects. At the same time architecting systems for submicron technologies can no longer be done in isolation from technology limitations and capabilities. To train future engineers, an effective integration of design technology and architecture is needed at a time when additional demands ... View full abstract»

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