Design in Nanoscale Technologies


This course is part of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) Master of Science in Engineering Online (MSOL) program.  It is available only to students pre-approved by HSSEAS.  For more information please contact


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EC ENGR 201D. Design in Nanoscale Technologies. (Prof. Gupta, P.) (Formerly numbered Electrical Engineering 201D.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Enforced requisite: course 115C. Challenges of digital circuit design and layout in deeply scaled technologies, with focus on design-manufacturing interactions. Summary of large-scale digital design flow; basic manufacturing flow; lithographic patterning, resolution enhancement, and mask preparation; yield and variation modeling; circuit reliability and aging issues; design rules and their origins; layout design for manufacturing; test structures and process control; circuit and architecture methods for variability mitigation. Letter grading.

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