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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course EIT095F valid from Spring 2014

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  • English
  • Every spring semester
  • The course aims to give a thorough understanding of Low power circuit design. Increasing complexity, high requirements on performance in the form of throughput and low power consumption will increase the expectations from future designers. To have a solid base in this subject is one of the skills that are important for both circuit designers as well as system designers.
  • Nanometer Transistors and their Models.- Power and Energy Basics.- Optimizing Power at Design Time: Circuit-Level Techniques.- Optimizing Power at Design Time: Architecture, Algorithms and Systems.- Optimizing Power at Design Time: Interconnect and Clocks.- Optimizing Power at Design Time: Memory.- Optimizing Power at Standby: Circuits and Systems.- Optimizing Power at Standby: Memory.- Optimizing Power at Runtime.- Ultra Low Power/Voltage Design.- Methodologies and Flows.- Summary and Perspectives, and more based on some scientific papers, mainly journal papers.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to describe simple and more advanced power consuming effects on digital circuitry implemented in a CMOS technology.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to identify and analyze common different types of power consumption.
    be able to communicate the content described in the textbook orally.
    be able to communicate the content described in scientific papers, orally
    have acquired knowledge enough to be able to discuss low power problems and solutions with competent digital designers
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to sort out important information independently, from an extensive material, such as a textbook.
Types of Instruction
  • Seminars
  • Exercises
  • Seminars given by participants.
Examination Formats
  • Written assignments
  • Seminars given by participants
  • Miscellaneous
  • Seminars based on the textbook material and seminars based on scientific papers, where the students will give seminars. Black-board exercises, which are given by the students. At least 80% attendance on the seminars is demanded. The students will be offered a number of hand-in exercises to choose among. Certain flexibility is needed in the examination form depending on the number of students. Rules for reexamination: By agreement with the examiner.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • Scientific papers.
    Rabaey, J.: Low Power Design Essentials. 2009.
  • This book contains all the topics of importance to the low power designer. It first lays the foundation and then goes on to detail the design process. The book also discusses such special topics as power management and modal design, ultra low power, and low power design methodology and flows. In addition, coverage includes projections of the future and case studies.
Further Information
  • Examinor: Peter Nilsson
Course code
  • EIT095F
Administrative Information
  •  -11-19
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

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