CSc 4250/6250 VLSI CAD & Computer Architecture Laboratory
Fall Semester, 2005
Teaching Assistant: Ms. Vidya Rangaswamy
Classroom: CS room 400
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:15 to 8:55 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Michael Weeks
Computer Science Department
Account name on server (used to submit hmwk): vrangaswamy1
Teaching Assistant's Office hours: 10-12 Tuesdays and Thursdays
Location: CS room 400
The class syllabus is broken into three sections.
- See the class specific information.
- See the class policies.
- See the calendar.
Dates are subject to change:
Homework 1 - due September 22
If we were not able to read your homework
, use the following command
from the classroom, after changing to the TA's hmwk1/youraccout
setfacl -m u:vrangaswamy1:r filename
See diagram to magic
Project Proposal - Due Oct 6
Homework 2 - due October 6
Test 1 - Oct 6
See Instructions for Spice
. (updated October 25)
Homework 3 - Using Spice to test circuits
I created the following log file using Spice
Homework 4 - (6250 only)
assigned Oct 13, due Nov 15, the same day as the paper presentations.
Homework 4 - assigned Nov 17, due Nov 30
Project presentations will be held on the
last days of class.
Turn in ALL magic files related to your final project to the TA by
December 8. Submit them like you did for homeworks, but to the "hmwk5"
The project write-up is due December 8.
Information on the
project write-up and presentation
Final exam schedule
Our final exam will be: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 7:15 p.m.
Information about materials used in fabrication
The silicon atom
The silicon crystal
The p-doped silicon crystal
The n-doped silicon crystal
Software that you may find useful for this class.
FAQ for Verilog
Group Presentation Schedule
The e-mail log
may answer your common questions.
* for more information, please see the text book used in this course.
See examples of gates drawn in Magic
See the Magic helpfile
Here is a log file showing how I run Magic remotely
Visit this site for Magic information and software
Visit this site for basic Magic information
Berkeley has a nice
Magic 7.1 for windows can be found here.