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University of Connecticut School of Engineering Cadence University Program



Cadence Design Tools are managed on UConn Red Hat Virtual Server, lab sections are held in ITEB C27.

ECE 3421 VLSI Design and Simulation

Design of MOS transistors, including short channel effects in sub-micron devices; scaling laws; design rules. Layout of NMOS and CMOS logic gates; power-delay calculations. Design of static and/or dynamic memories. Laboratory emphasizes schematic capture, simulation, timing analysis and testing; layout of custom IC's; use of VHDL.

ECE6421 Advanced VLSI Design (Graduate Level)

CMOS devices and manufacturing technology. Digital CMOS logic gate and their layout. Combinational and sequencial circuit design. Various digital design styles and architectures. Noise sources and signal integrity in digital design. Arithmetic circuits, memories and other novel circuits. Design techniques for dynamic and static power reduction. Power supply issues, interconnect analysis, clocking and synchronization. CAD tools for layout, extraction and simulation. Verilog-HDL languages and Cadence design automation tools.

Research Labs Using Cadence Design Tools

Micro/Optoelectronics Research Laboratory, F.C. Jain
This laboratory is equipped with CVD reactors for Ge and Si growth; MOCVD reactors for ZnS, ZnMgSSe, ZnZnCdSe growth (including a quantum dot growth setup) and PL and X-Ray setups for characterization; a photolithographic clean room to process lasers, transistors and integrated circuits; measurement setups to characterize lasers, modulators, and filters; and dedicated workstations for computer-aided design (Cadence Tools) and simulation. Current research is focused on 1.55 micron MQW optical modulators, tunable lasers, SiGe FETs, terahertz MODFETs and quatum interference transistors, quantum dot-based nanophosphors and lasers.

Noise Lab, A.F. M. Anwar
This laboratory focuses on modeling and measurement of noise in quantum size effect electronic/photonic devices using Cadence tools and other simulation tools. 

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Contact Information

University of Connecticut
E&CE Department
371 Fairfield Way; U-4157
Storrs, CT 06269-2157 USA

For more information:

Please contact Dr. Lei Wang.
+1 (860) 486 3066

Last Updated

Feb. 10, 2018
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