EEGR6437, Mixed Signal IC Design Project
ALL PROJECTS MUST BE IN 0.5 MICRON AMI process
unless otherwise approved by instructor. If you need to use
BJT's in your project, you will have to use AMI 1.2 micron.
The objective of the project is to design a mixed-signal
integrated circuit. Each group will have the primary task of
completing a particular design. However,
all groups are encouraged to work together to ensure
circuit designs. A list of example projects is below.
As an alternative, students interested in some special project
can propose any reasonable mixed-signal design project. See
the instructor at once, if this is the case. In general, only
exceptional proposals will be considered.
As part of this project, groups are expected to research alternative
approaches to the problem. Note that one article/book section
is required to be attached to the final report.
Finally, all groups MUST commit to testing their chips when they
are received back from the foundry. At least one student in each group
must be available in the spring semester to test the chip. This
is extremely important, since the university can lose access to the
fabrication service if chips are not tested!!!
Poor designs may not be submitted
to fab, entirely at the instructor's discretion.
A good start for project ideas is the course textbook.
Organize into groups of two or three and select a project
of mutual interest. It is most important to find a group
with a project that you have interest in, so use the first week
to discuss projects with other members of the class.
At least one member from each group
must agree to test the chip when it
is received during the following semester.
Try to select different projects. At the instructor's discretion,
the best proposal for a particular type of project (i.e., analog to
may be accepted. In this case, other siliar proposals will be
rejected, and new propoals will have to be resubmitted.
Guidelines (If members of a group are not contributing)
Grading and Schedule
The grade for the final project will be allocated
to each task as indicated below.
The final report
must include your original proposal and
in two appendices. You must submit a hardcopy of the final report
email the proposal as an MSword document to the instructor.
Alternative Project Ideas