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2016/2017 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Bachelor Electrical Engineering
EPO-3: Design a Chip
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. A.J. van Genderen    A.J.vanGenderen@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/8/0/0 prac
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Course Language
Expected prior knowledge
Digital systems, linear circuits, Amplifier circuits and instrumentation, 1st year projects. Further, knowledge from the course integrated circuits, which is given in the first quarter, is heavily used.
Course Contents
During this project, the student will learn how to make a design with a group. The project is a continuation of the projects during the first year of the bachelor program Electrical Engineering, but focusses more on structural hierarchical design and on working together within a group. The students are divided into groups of about 8 persons and each group together designs a Sea-Of-Gates chip. The chip is fabricated during the second semester and at the end of the semester the students will test their chip.
Study Goals
After finishing this course, the student is able to
- make a design using global product specifications, including boundary conditions,
- design in a systematic hierarchical way,
- use analysis together with synthesis during the design process,
- analyse his design at different levels of abstraction,
- use different types of models during the design,
- take into account testability,
- perform the above design process within a group,
- make a design as a part of a group design,
- use modern computer tools during the design,
- make documentation about the design.
Education Method
project education
Literature and Study Materials
Handleiding Practicum Geintegreerde Schakelingen en Project Ontwerp een Chip
EPO-1 (EE1L11), Digital Systems A en B (EE1D11 en EE1D21) and lab of Integrated Circuits (EE2C11).
The design and test files for the group design, as well as a report about the design, must be submitted before a deadline. Next, a presentation must be given and the group must defend its design in front of a committee.
A group grade is determined based on the evaluation of:
- Originality and complexity of the design
- Achieved results with respect to simulation and prototyping
- Submitted design files
- Test plan
- Final report
- Presentation and defense
- Collaboration within the group
The individual grade is then determined by increasing or decreasing the group grade by a maximum of 1 point, based on a peer-review within the group.