ECE 482: Digital IC Design

Course Description

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  • Description: This course is designed to provide senior students with in-depth analysis and design capability required for state-of-the-art low-power and high-performance digital integrated circuits. Topics include the physics of operation and terminal I-V behavior of MOS devices, design of the basic CMOS inverter and logic gates, static and dynamic circuits, storage elements and memories, and interconnect and I/O circuits. The course includes an design project in which students will get an opportunity to use industry-standard CAD tools to design a digital integrated circuit from specifications to layout. Click here more information:

  • Syllabus: ECE482 Syllabus

  • Prerequisite: Credit in ECE 198 KL or ECE 198 KL1 or ECE 198 KL2 or ECE 198 KL3 or ECE 220 or ECE 290  Credit in ECE 342.

  • Time and Place: 15:00 -15:50, MWF, 2017 ECE Building


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  • Choi, Wooseok

    • Office Hours: Thursday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 419 CSL

    • Office for homework submission: 422 CSL

  • Sai Zhang

    • Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, 419 CSL



  • 2015/8/19: Welcome to ECE482!
  • 2015/8/24: Homework is due Monday at 5pm. You can either submit your homework after the Monday lecture to the TA, or submit to CSL 422 to Wooseok before 5pm on the due date. No later homework will be accepted.
  • 2015/8/30: Midterm 2 will be held on 11/11 instead of 11/4 as stated in the original syllabus. An updated syllabus has been posted.
  • 2015/8/31: Homework 2 is due Wednesday, Sep 9th. You can submit either to the TA after lecture or in CSL 422 between 4:00 - 5:30PM. Homework 3 will be distributed on Sep. 9th.
  • 2015/9/9: Revised lecture notes has been posted on the website.
  • 2015/9/16: [Important change in homework policy] Homework is due weekly on Friday, you can submit either to the TA after lecture or in CSL 422 between 4:00 - 5:30PM.
  • 2015/9/16: Homework 5 will be handed out on Monday, Sep. 21st, and is due on Friday, Sep. 25th. You can submit either to the TA after lecture or in CSL 422 between 4:00 - 5:30PM.
  • 2015/9/22: Sample exam 1 has been posted on the Exams page of the course website.
  • 2015/9/22: Exam 1 is on Sep. 30th from 7pm to 8:15pm in Room 1013 and 1015 ECEB. The syllabus for Exam 1 is: 1) Chapters 1-3 from the course notes, and 2) HWK 1-5.
  • 2015/9/24: There will not be any HWK for next week.
  • 2015/9/25: The office hour schedule for the week of 9/27/2015 - 10/3/2015 is as follows:
    • Prof. Shanbhag: Tuesday (9/29/2015) 1:30-3:30PM, CSL 414
    • Wooseok Choi: Wednesday (9/30/2015) 2-4PM, CSL 301
    • Sai Zhang: Monday (9/28/2015) 1-3PM, CSL 368
  • 2015/9/26: [Midterm 1] Midterm 1 will be held on Wednesday (9/30/3015) 7-8:20PM in ECEB1013, and ECEB1015. Students whose last name begins with the letter A-to-N will take the exam in ECEB1013. All others will take the exam in ECEB1015. Please come to class and be seated no later than 6:55pm. The midterm is a closed book exam. You can bring pen/pencil and calculator.



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