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Course Information

Instructor: Alex Orailoglu,
Lecture: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 6:20 PM; CENTR 205
Office Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:30 3:30 PM; CSE 3134

Main Text Book:

  • Synthesis and Optimization of Digital Circuits, by G. De Micheli, McGraw-Hill, 1994.
Recommended Text Book:
  • High-Level Synthesis: Introduction to Chip and System Design, by D.D. Gajski, N. Dutt, A. Wu, and S. Lin, Kluwer Academic Publishers (now Springer), 1992.
  • Essentials of Electronic Testing for Digital, Memory and Mixed-Signal VLSI Circuits, by M.L. Bushnell and V.D. Agrawal, Springer, 2000. Available online in the UCSD Science & Engineering library.
  • Midterm 1             - 24%   :  October 21, 2021
  • Midterm 2             - 24%   :  November 18. 2021
  • Paper Reviews    - 16%
  • Final                        - 36%   :  December 17, 2021, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Homework: Homework problems will be assigned but will be neither collected nor graded; solutions will be made available to students. Paper Reviews: Students will conduct class presentations of papers. Each paper presen- tation will take approximately 10 minutes. Additionally, students will make written reviews and critiques of a number of papers during the quarter. The papers to be reviewed will cover recent research in High Level Synthesis. A list of eligible papers in the area will be provided in the third week of classes. Statute of Limitations: You have one (1) week from the day any particular graded exam is made available to you to appeal the grade you received. After one week, we will assume that you believe the grade that you got is the correct one. After one week, grades are unchangeable, fixed and permanent.


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Slides and Homework

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