Knowledge and understanding.
The course complements the skills of electronics design, with particular reference to the VLSI design themes and to low-power design issues. The student gains in-depth knowledge about different design options and related cost-benefit balances. The course gathers physical and technological elements with circuit design strategies, providing the student with tools for general understanding, not limited to specific contemporary technologies.
Applying knowledge and understanding
Knowledge acquired by the student is applied in a context of autonomous design, based on the use of professional design environments, largely diffused in industry environments.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to design VLSI digital systems of realistic complexity, by using suitable CAD tools for each step of the design flow.