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Application Specific Integrated Circuits, Microelectromechanical Systems and Smart Devices module.

(15 Credits)

Aims :

The course aims to present, mainly though substantial practical experience, the design methodology of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS).

Learning Outcomes: At completion, students will be able to:
  • Critique the main principles of ASICs, smart systems and devices.
  • Evaluate emerging techniques in ASICs and smart sensor systems.
  • Evaluate the principles and processes involved in the implementation of complex VLSI circuits and MEMS devices.
  • Demonstrate confidence in ASIC, MEMS and sensor design through practical experience using typical modern Computer Aided Design software for this task.
Illustrative Bibliography :

Microsensors, MEMS and Smart Devices, Gardner, J.W., Wiley, 2001, ISBN 9780471861096
Microsensors, MEMS and Smart Devices, Gardner, J.W., Wiley, 2001, ISBN 9780471861096
CMOS VLSI design, Weste, N.H.E., Pearson/Addison-Wesley, 2011, ISBN 9780321547743
MEMS Mechanical Sensors, Beeby, S., Artech House, 2004, ISBN 9781580535366
Microsensors, MEMS and Smart Devices, Gardner, J.W., Wiley, 2001, ISBN 9780471861096