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ECE 558

Course Summary

Title

Intro. VLSI Design

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ECE 212  Circuit Analysis II
ECE 232  Hardware Organization & Design

Corequisites

[none]

Other restrictions

Open to Seniors and Graduate students in Computer Systems Engineering or Electrical Engineering only.

Components

LEC

Term(s) offered

Fall

Minimum grade needed to graduate

D

Course(s) that use this one as a prerequisite

ECE 559  VLSI Design Project

Honors version / section

[none]

Notes

  • "VLSI" stands for "Very Large Scale Integration", the process of building a single chip with thousands of transistors.

  • Interested students who do not meet the restrictions must fill out an Override Request Form (here) and take it to the Undergraduate Programs Office. (Location can be found under Advising Resources.)

  • A student who passes this course, but earns below C, is not required to retake the course, but may choose to retake the course to improve his/her cumulative GPA. Note that it is the LAST grade, NOT the best grade that counts. For more information, go to Course Retake Policy.



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