Coming soon - enroll now: Advanced Topics on ASIC Implementation (5cr, periods I-II)

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The Computing Sciences unit organizes a workshop course on physical design of digital integrated circuits in periods I-II. The course is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing a career in this field in the industry, or professionals who need state-of-the-art digital integrated circuit design skills in their work.

You will learn:

  • Holistic knowledge from architecture to physical implementation through practical lab work
  • The ASIC synthesis and implementation flow using the state-of-the-art tools
  • The latest achievements in Network-on-Chip (NoC) research
  • The effect your own design decisions have on power, performance and area results


You should have taken an elementary course on digital logic design and a course on register-transfer level (RTL) design and coding, or acquired equivalent skills:

  • COMP.CE.200 / TIE-50106 Digital Design
  • COMP.CE.240 / TIE-50206 Logic Synthesis

Course Contents and Organization

The course consists of introductory lectures, student presentations, and laboratory work. An overview of the design flow and tools is given in instructor-lead sessions after which students can deepen their learning with a lab assignment in period II. You will also have access to online course modules by Cadence.

The course can be included in the master’s and post-graduate curriculum (5 credit points). If you are not a degree student of the university, you can enroll via open university.

Sign up today to COMP.530 Post-Graduate Course on Computing, Advanced Topics on ASIC Implementation, but at the latest by September 6 2020, since we can accommodate at most 30 students. The starting lecture is already September 7 at 14-16! If you have questions, contact or