Re: Short Course: High Speed VLSI Interconnecti

Don Abernathey (dla@pyramid.com)
Wed, 24 Jan 1996 09:46:48 -0800

Is this course taught by and from the viewpoint of someone who has
real industry design experience? If so, great! If not, then be aware
that it may just be a rehash of EE textbook material.

Sometimes it is better to buy a course handout and see if it worth
attending. Too bad these institutions don't just put the handout
material on a web page.

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On Jan 24, 9:08am, Weston Beal wrote:
> Subject: Short Course: High Speed VLSI Interconnecti
> I just noticed this on newsgroup. I have not taken the course, and I don't
know anyone
> involved. I'm just an information distributor.
>
> In case anybody cares:
>
> In article 2301961424070001@atalk03.admin.ogi.edu, lpease@admin.ogi.edu
(Linda M. Pease) writes:
> }The Office of Continuing Education,
> }Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology,
> }offers the following intensive short course for
> }scientists and engineers
> }
> }High Speed VLSI Interconnections
> }
> }Customer demands for smaller integrated circuit chips with higher speeds
> }have resulted in the production of chips having millions of
> }interconnections in the multilevel and multilayer configurations. The
> }parasitic effects associated with the chip-to-chip and on-chip
> }interconnections in such high-density environments have become the major
> }factors in the advancement of the very high speed integrated circuit
> }technology. This course will focus on the numerical modeling and computer
> }simulation of the various phenomena associated with the VLSI
> }interconnections used for high-speed applications. These include
> }parasitic capacitances and inductances, crosstalk, propagation delays and
> }electromigration-induced failure. The potential future interconnection
> }technologies including the active interconnections, optical
> }inter-connections and the superconducting interconnections will also be
> }reviewed.
> }
> }Course Outline
> }
> } -Introduction to metallic, optical and
> } superconducting interconnections
> } -Method of multiple images
> } -Even- and odd-mode capacitances
> } -Transmission line equations
> } -Definitions of propagation delays
> }
> } -Propagation modes in a microstrip
> } interconnection
> } -Slow-wave mode propagation
> } -Waveguide interconnections
> }
> } and Inductances
> } -Simplified approximate formulas
> } -The Green's function method
> } -The network analog method
> }
> } -Lumped-capacitance approximation
> } -Coupled multiconductor metal-
> } insulator-semiconductor microstrip
> } line model
> } -Frequency domain modal analysis
> } -Transmission line analysis of parallel
> } and crossing interconnections
> }
> } -Metal-insulator-semiconductor
> } microstrip line model
> } -Transmission line analysis of parallel
> } and crossing interconnections
> } -Very high frequency losses in a
> } microstrip interconnection
> }
> } -Overview of electromigration
> } in interconnection metallizations
> } -Electromigration due to repetitive
> } pulsed currents
> } -Models of integrated circuit reliability
> } -Failure analysis of interconnection
> } components
> } -Tools of computer-aided failure analysis
> }
> } -Active interconnections
> } -Optical interconnections
> } -Superconducting interconnections
> }
> }
> }COURSE SCHEDULE and
> }INFORMATION
> }
> }Course Number: 1787
> }Dates/Times: Monday-Wednesday,
> } Feb. 26-28, 1996
> } 8:30am-5:00pm
> }Instructor: Ashok Goel
> }Location: CC 368, WCC
> } Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology
> } 20000 NW Walker Road, Beaverton, Oregon
> }Course Fee: $995 (includes
> } instruction, course materials,
> } PCs for lab exercises,breaks and lunches)
> } Parking is free.
> }
> }For more information or registration, call (503) 690-1219;
> }email: continuinged@admin.ogi.edu;
> }Web URL: http://www.ogi.edu/Continuing-Ed/
>
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