Dr. Eric Durant: EE-393 VLSI Design


Kang, Sung-Mo and Leblebici, Yusuf, CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits: Analysis and Design, 3 ed, McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Additional Readings

Lab assignments

Lab reports will be submitted by email to durant@msoe.edu. They must meet the specifications given in the assignment. Generally this means submitting a well organized collection of key calculations, schematics, layouts, and PSpice waveforms with a cover page. A brief caption should be included explaining each figure. A detailed narrative is not required. The report must be contained in a single Word file or PDF. If additional files need to be submitted, combine them with your report in a single Zip archive.


Starting with lab 1, you will need a version of PSpice with schematic support. The recommended version is 9.1, which is what is on the MSOE images. You can download it from [link no longer available]. If you have a newer version from another class, that will work as well. (Note that the complete OrCAD 10.5 demo CD is also available, but OrCAD has removed schematics support from this version.)

Software needed for later labs (not currently posted on this website): Microwind 2.7, Dsch 2.7

References from Dr. Durant

References from Dr. Acharya and Dr. Durant

References from Dr. Acharya


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Section 2     Lab
12:00-2:50 P.M.

Note: Everyone will attend the section 1 lecture, which meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 PM.

Course policies

Grading algorithm

Your 5 lab grades will be forwarded to the lecture instructor for calculation of your course grade.