UT Dallas 2013 Graduate Catalog

CE6375 - Design Automation of VLSI Systems

CE 6375 (EEDG 6375) Design Automation of VLSI Systems (3 semester hours) This course deals with various topics related to the development of CAD tools for VLSI systems design. Algorithms, data structures, heuristics and design methodologies behind CAD tools. Design and analysis algorithms for layout, circuit partitioning, placement, routing, chip floor planning, design rule checking (DRC). Introduction to CAD algorithms for RTL and behavior level synthesis, module generators, and silicon compilation. Prerequisite: CS 5343. Co-requisite: EECT 6325. (3-0) Y