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A modern VLSI chip has a zillion parts -- logic, control, memory, interconnect, etc. How do we design these complex chips? Answer: CAD software tools. Learn how to build thesA modern VLSI chip is a remarkably complex beast: billions of transistors, millions of logic gates deployed for computation and control, big blocks of memory, embedded blocks of pre-designed functions designed by third parties (called “intellectual property” or IP blocks). How do people manage to design these complicated chips? Answer: a sequence of computer aided design (CAD) tools takes an abstract description of the chip, and refines it step-wise to a final design. This class focuses on the major design tools used in the creation of an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) or System on Chip (SoC) design. Our focus in this first part of the course is on key Boolean logic representations that make it possible to synthesize, and to verify, the gate-level logic in these designs. This is the first step of the design chain, as we move from logic to layout. Our goal is for students to understand how the tools themselves work, at the level of their fundamental algorithms and data structures. Topics covered will include: Computational Boolean algebra, logic verification, and logic synthesis (2-level and multi-level). Recommended Background Programming experience (C, C++, Java, Python, etc.) and basic knowledge of data structures and algorithms (especially recursive algorithms). An understanding of basic digital design: Boolean algebra, Kmaps, gates and flip flops, finite state machine design. Linear algebra and calculus at the level of a junior or senior in engineering. Exposure to basic VLSI at an undergraduate level is nice -- but it’s not necessary. We will keep the course self-contained, but students with some VLSI will be able to skip some background material.e tools in this class....

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3 de sep. de 2020

One of the best courses that I have come across in the Coursera platform which is very interesting, I'm very glad that I took this course which leads to exploring some concepts of VLSI.


16 de jun. de 2020

Very good course and instructor. The material used in the course is very good and the theories and heuristics were explained in best possible manner with help of examples.

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1 de ago. de 2018


por Shuvmay C

7 de sep. de 2018

The marking scheme for the quiz is a little difficult, given the level of the quiz ,the marking scheme should be relaxed and partial marks should be granted.

Rest the course is amazing , prof. Rob Rutenbar has done a fantastic job in explaining the boolean algebra and important concepts like gate network repair or replacement, Multilevel logic, Dont Cares, e.t.c.

Its a good course to take , boolean algebra will be certainly strong after the completion of the course.

por Nityanand

30 de jun. de 2020

Slightly Tough !

Its test are kind of tough , hard to score 70+ in 1 attempt,. Anyway procedding further to the second part of the course. INcase you are literally stuck at quesns, tick all the ans , it will help you next time as they will tell you all other answers. Welcome.

por Isaac K

19 de may. de 2020

A very good overview of the vlsi world from the standpoint of Boolean functions logics and algorithms. Don't take this course expecting to learn about physical layout however, its mostly about designing algorithms and programs to optimize computer processed designs.


24 de may. de 2020

The course takes the 'hands-on' experience on VLSI CAD Logic. It provided in-depth on details of the logic synthesis, leading me the great pleasure of discovering I had so much to know about a subject I imagined I was familiar.

por Georgios K

17 de dic. de 2018

An interesting course, generally you learn about the synthesis but not about the algorithms of the synthesis process. Great to learn the use of heuristic algorithms. Thank you professor, your explanations were great.

por Nimesh A

19 de jun. de 2020

The solutions for answer which are incorrect should be provided.So that we are able to know what mistake we did.Content wise and questions quality wise ;this course is perfect.


4 de jun. de 2020

Suggestion: In some questions of CDC and SDC the correct options didn't contained all the literals. This is an advance level course.

por Vishnu T

16 de jul. de 2020

Excellent course in VLSI tools design, that covers most of the basic algorithms and basic idea of tools.

por Raghul R

6 de may. de 2020

The course delivers whatever was promised. Assignments really were top notch.

por Prachi S

6 de nov. de 2021

excellent course, great instructor, includes practical assignments

por Myron M D

5 de abr. de 2022

Exceptional reading material provided and very insightful course!

por Vallabh B

28 de mar. de 2019

The course is pretty good taught me a lot about CAD.

por Nithin R K

1 de ago. de 2020

It was good experience to learn vlsi design

por Sidhant p

7 de jul. de 2020

Gaining a huge knowledge

por Amr A E S

6 de oct. de 2017

very useful course

por Settypalli S

24 de jun. de 2021


por Vineela j

24 de ene. de 2020


por Sai P r

4 de jul. de 2019


por Christopher D L

14 de jul. de 2018

Somewhat hard to follow the assignments. I wish there was much building of skills than application on harder examples.

por bouazizi s

23 de ago. de 2021

this cour is perfect but i dont have time for a moment

por Armen K

18 de jul. de 2022

C​omplete anarchy. You are given 1 or two examples in lecture and then expected to solve very hard problems on your own. There is no textbook or assigned reading, it's like trying to navigate the pacific ocean without a map. The forums are full of people asking for some semblence of direction/guidance.

por Niladri

5 de ago. de 2020

they this people know everything....