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Microelectronics Systems Education, IEEE International Conference on (2007)
San Diego, CA
June 3, 2007 to June 4, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2849-X
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Session 1: Embedded Systems

Reflections on Implementing and Teaching an Advanced Undergraduate Course in Embedded Systems (PDF)

D. Helvick , Iowa State University, USA
R. Mercado , Iowa State University, USA
Z. Zhang , Iowa State University, USA
D.T. Rover , Iowa State University, USA
pp. 5-6

A Senior-Level Course in Hardware-Software Codesign (PDF)

Patrick Schaumont , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
pp. 7-8
Session 2: Poster Session I

Challenges and Innovations in Microelectronics Education in Developing Nations (PDF)

Ndubuisi Ekekwe , Johns Hopkins University, USA
Chinyeaka Ekenedu , Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
pp. 11-12

Simulink Based Real-Time Laboratory Course Development (PDF)

James Kang , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
Brita Olson , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
Alan Felzer , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
Rajan Chandra , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
Salomon Oldak , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
pp. 15-16

A Unified Environment for Design Entry and 3D Animation of Analog Circuits Schematics (PDF)

Joachim Becker , Albert-Ludwigs-University, Germany
Stanis Trendelenburg , Albert-Ludwigs-University, Germany
Yiannos Manoli , Albert-Ludwigs-University, Germany
pp. 17-18

AnaDig--An Educational Chip for VLSI Device Characterization (PDF)

E. Piwowarska , Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
W. Kuzmicz , Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
G. Farkas , Budapest Univ. of Techn. & Econ., Hungary
A. Poppe , Budapest Univ. of Techn. & Econ., Hungary
M. Hristov , Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
E. Manolov , Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
B. Weber , Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
J. Butas , Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
G. Jablonski , Lodz University of Technology, Poland
A. Jarosz , Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
A. Golda , AGH Univ. of Science & Technology, Poland
R. Dlugosz , Poznan University of Technology, Poland
pp. 19-20

Capstone Design Project for a Ubiquitous Sensor Network (PDF)

Naehyuck Chang , Seoul National University, Korea
Younghyun Kim , Seoul National University, Korea
pp. 21-22

Stream Manager, Easy CAD Tools Switching in Academic Context (PDF)

Jean-Marc Galliere , University of Montpellier, France
Guy Cathebras , University of Montpellier, France
pp. 23-24

Graduate School in Information and Communication Technologies. Experiences at Tallinn University of Technology (PDF)

Gert Jervan , Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Margus Kruus , Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Ennu Rustern , Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
pp. 25-26

Introducing TCAD Tools in a Graduate Level Device Physics Course (PDF)

David Wahlgren Parent , San Jose State University, USA
Lourdes Del Rio-Parent , Institutional Research and Planning, USA
pp. 29-30

Using an FPGA Processor Core and Embedded Linux for Senior Design Projects (PDF)

Tyson S. Hall , Southern Adventist University, USA
James O. Hamblen , Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
pp. 33-34

Simulating a Reconfigurable Cache System for Teaching Purposes (PDF)

Ezequiel Herruzo , University of Cordoba, Spain
J. Ignacio Benavides , University of Cordoba, Spain
Ricardo Quislant , University of Malaga, Spain
Emilio L. Zapata , University of Malaga, Spain
Oscar Plata , University of Malaga, Spain
pp. 37-38

Applying e-Environments in Teaching the Basics of Digital Logic (PDF)

Tarmo Robal , Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Ahto Kalja , Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
pp. 41-42

Design and Implementation of a Minuscule General Purpose Processor in an Undergraduate Computer Architecture Course (PDF)

Archana Chidanandan , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA
J.P. Mellor , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA
Laurence D. Merkle , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA
pp. 43-44

Distributed Collaborative Adaptive Sensing: A Unifying Theme for a Junior Level Embedded Systems Course. (PDF)

Dhruv Kumar , University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Wayne Burleson , University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
pp. 47-48

A CAL Tool to Aid the Understanding of Logic Synthesis (PDF)

Reginaldo Tavares , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
William Lautenschlager , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ricardo Reis , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
pp. 49-50

Accurate Back-of-the-Envelope Transistor Model for Deep Sub-micron MOS (Abstract)

Zhenyu Qi , Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville
M.R. Stan , Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville
pp. 75-76
Session 2: Poster Session I

WARP, a Unified Wireless Network Testbed for Education and Research (PDF)

Kiarash Amiri , Rice University, USA
Yang Sun , Rice University, USA
Patrick Murphy , Rice University, USA
Chris Hunter , Rice University, USA
Joseph R. Cavallaro , Rice University, USA
Ashutosh Sabharwal , Rice University, USA
pp. 53-54

Integrating Nano-logic into an Undergraduate Logic Design Course (PDF)

Saket Srivastava , University of South Florida, USA
Sanjukta Bhanja , University of South Florida, USA
pp. 55-56

A Student-Oriented Course in Digital VLSI Design (PDF)

Kjell Jeppson , Senior Member, IEEE; Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
pp. 57-58

KARMA: A Didactic Tool for Two-Level Logic Synthesis (PDF)

C.E. Klock , Instituto de Informatica--UFRGS, Brazil
F.R. Schneider , Instituto de Informatica--UFRGS, Brazil
M.V.N. Gomes , Instituto de Informatica--UFRGS, Brazil
D.S. Moura , Instituto de Informatica--UFRGS, Brazil
R.P. Ribas , Instituto de Informatica--UFRGS, Brazil
A.I. Reis , Nangate, USA
pp. 59-60

Teaching Fault Tolerant FPGA Design for Aerospace Applications (PDF)

Dan Fay , University of Colorado, USA
Scott Campbell , University of Colorado, USA
Greg Miller , Xilinx, USA
Dan Connors , University of Colorado, USA
pp. 61-62

An Entrepreneurship Emulation Platform (PDF)

Ren-Song Tsay , National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
pp. 63-64

Design-for-Debug: A Vital Aspect in Education (PDF)

Prawat Nagvajara , Drexel University, USA
Baris Taskin , Drexel University, USA
pp. 65-66

Hardware Security: Preparing Students for the Next Design Frontier (PDF)

Farinaz Koushanfar , Rice University, USA
Miodrag Potkonjak , University of California, Los Angeles, USA
pp. 67-68

HDL-s for Students with Different Background (PDF)

Uljana Reinsalu , Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Anton Arhipov , Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Teet Evartson , Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Peeter Ellervee , Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
pp. 69-70

TACT as a Learning Tool for Radio Design (PDF)

Delia Rodriguez de Llera Gonzalez , Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Ana Rusu , Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Wangren Xu , Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Mohammed Ismail , Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
pp. 71-72

Accurate Back-of-the-Envelope Transistor Model for Deep Sub-micron MOS (PDF)

Zhenyu (Jerry) Qi , University of Virginia, USA
Mircea R. Stan , University of Virginia, USA
pp. 75-76

Experiences Teaching Physical Synthesis of FPGAs and ASICs (PDF)

Don Bouldin , University of Tennessee, USA
Pradeep Chimakurthy , University of Tennessee, USA
pp. 79-80
Luncheon Speakers

Microelectronic Systems Education in the Global Economy Era (PDF)

Andrzej Rucinski , University of New Hampshire, USA
Don Bouldin , University of Tennessee, USA
pp. 83
Session 4: Poster Session II

Multifunctional Digital Embedded Platform (PDF)

Philip Van Pelt , Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Patrick Pelgrims , Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Tom Tierens , Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Wim Dams , Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Bjorn Van de Vondel , Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
pp. 87-88

Teaching Top-Down ASIC/SoC Design vs Bottom-Up Custom VLSI (PDF)

Mircea Stan , University of Virginia, USA
Adam Cabe , University of Virginia, USA
Sudeep Ghosh , University of Virginia, USA
Zhenyu Qi , University of Virginia, USA
pp. 89-90

Improving Student Confidence with Analog Circuits (PDF)

Tina A. Hudson , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA
Matthew Goldman , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA
pp. 91-92

Experiences Teaching Functional Verification Techniques with Practical Designs (PDF)

Tun Li , National University of Defense Technology, China
Guo Yang , National University of Defense Technology, China
SiKun Li , National University of Defense Technology, China
Wei Dong , National University of Defense Technology, China
RangYu Deng , National University of Defense Technology, China
pp. 93-94

A Low Cost and Interactive Rapid Prototyping Platform for Digital System Design Education (PDF)

Dong-Soo Kang , ChungNam National University, Korea
Soo Yun Hwang , ETRI, Korea
Kyoung-Son Jhang , ChungNam National University, Korea
Kang Yi , Handong Global University, Korea
pp. 95-96

MP3 Portable Player System-Level Glue Logic on FPGA (PDF)

Ketan J. Raut , College of Science and Technology, Mathura, India
Shashank S. Shiriramwar , Institute of Technology, Mathura, India
pp. 97-98

Readout and Control Circuit for a Four Pixel Digital Camera as Semester Project (PDF)

Bjorn B. Larsen , The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Linga Reddy Cenkeramaddi , The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Jukka Typpo , The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
pp. 99-100

Extensive Coverage of Functional Verification of Hardware Designs (PDF)

Mihaela Radu , Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, USA
pp. 101-102

A Laboratory for Wireless and Mobile Embedded Systems (PDF)

Zeljko Zilic , McGill University, Canada
Jean-Samuel Chenard , McGill University, Canada
Milos Prokic , McGill University, Canada
pp. 103-104

Abstract Verilog: A Hardware Description Language for Novice Students (PDF)

Carl Ebeling , University of Washington, USA
Brian French , University of Washington, USA
pp. 105-106

Simulation and 3D Characterization of Microsystems (PDF)

Bogdan Bercu , IMEP, ENSERG, Minatec, France
Laurent Montes , IMEP, ENSERG, Minatec, France
Panagiota Morfouli , IMEP, ENSERG, Minatec, France
Nathalie Mathieu , IMEP, ENSERG, Minatec, France
pp. 107-108

Globally-Collaborative "Homeland" Security System Design (PDF)

Henk Spaanenburg , University of New Hampshire (UNH), USA
Andrzej Rucinski , University of New Hampshire (UNH), USA
Kent Chamberlin , University of New Hampshire (UNH), USA
Thaddeus Kochanski , University of New Hampshire (UNH), USA
Lennart Long , University of New Hampshire (UNH), USA
pp. 109-110

VLSI CAD Education and Exercise Course with Public Domain Tools (PDF)

Satoshi Komatsu , University of Tokyo, Japan
Kazuyoshi Takagi , Nagoya University, Japan
Masahiro Fujita , University of Tokyo, Japan
Kunihiro Asada , University of Tokyo, Japan
pp. 111-112

Active Learning Techniques in a CAD Course (PDF)

Scott Hauck , University of Washington, USA
pp. 125-126

An FPGA Design Project: Creating a PowerPC Subsystem Plus User Logic (PDF)

Rod Foist , The University of British Columbia, Canada
Andre Ivanov , The University of British Columbia, Canada
Robin Turner , The University of British Columbia, Canada
pp. 127-128

A Paradigm of Government/Industry/University Cooperation: A PSoC Controller for a NASA Robotic Arm (PDF)

Daniel Baker , Michigan State University, USA
Erik Goodman , Michigan State University, USA
Patrick Kane , Cypress University Alliance Program, USA
Michael Shanblatt , Michigan State University, USA
pp. 129-130

Study on Rapid Prototyping Methodology of the Lecture Contents for the IT SoC Certificate Program (PDF)

Eun-ok Kim , SoC Industry Promotion Center
Jang-hyun Park , SoC Industry Promotion Center
pp. 131-132

Open Hardware Platform Helps Students Getting Started in Analog and Digital Design (PDF)

Wim Dams , De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Marc Roggemans , De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Patrick Pelgrims , De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Tom Tierens , De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Danny Pauwels , De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
pp. 133-134

Interdisciplinary Embedded System Design in Education (PDF)

Tom Tierens , De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Patrick Pelgrims , De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Wim Dams , De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
Philip Van Pelt , De Nayer Instituut, Belgium
pp. 135-136

Exploring RFID Prototyping in the Virtual Laboratory (PDF)

Alex K. Jones , University of Pittsburgh, USA
Swapna R. Dontharaju , University of Pittsburgh, USA
Leonid Mats , University of Pittsburgh, USA
James T. Cain , University of Pittsburgh, USA
Marlin H. Mickle , University of Pittsburgh, USA
pp. 137-138

FPGA e-Lab, a Technique to Remote Access a Laboratory to Design and Test (PDF)

Reza Hashemian , Life Member IEEE; Northern Illinois University, USA
Jason Riddley , Northern Illinois University, USA
pp. 139-140

Collaborative VLSI-CAD Instruction in the Digital Sandbox (PDF)

Alex K. Jones , University of Pittsburgh, USA
Steven Levitan , University of Pittsburgh, USA
Rob A. Rutenbar , Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Yuan Xie , Penn State University, USA
pp. 141-142

Rapid Prototyping Course on Mobile Computer Systems (PDF)

Asim Smailagic , Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Daniel P. Siewiorek , Carnegie Mellon University, USA
pp. 147-148

An Educational Tool for Design Automation of CMOS Cells (PDF)

Adriel Ziesemer , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Cristiano Lazzari , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Ricardo Reis , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
pp. 149-150

Teaching Reconfigurable Hardware Using an Interdisciplinary Problem Based Model to Strengthen Digital Systems Design Skills in Electronic Engineering Undergraduates (PDF)

Jorge-Edson Loya-Hernandez , Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico
Jose-Luis Gonzalez-Vazquez , Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico
Martha-Isela Garduno-Mota , Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico
pp. 151-152

Integration of Statistical Techniques in the Design Curriculum (PDF)

Farinaz Koushanfar , Rice University, USA
Miodrag Potkonjak , University of California, Los Angeles, USA
pp. 153-154

International Master Degere in Micro and NanoTechnology for Integrated Systems (PDF)

Laurent Montes , IMEP, ENSERG, Minatec, France
Panagiota Morfouli , IMEP, ENSERG, Minatec, France
pp. 155-156
Session 5: SoC

Leveraging FPGA Technology for Digital Logic and Embedded Systems Education (PDF)

Stephen Brown , University of Toronto and Altera Toronto Technology Center, Canada
pp. 159

NetFPGA--An Open Platform for Gigabit-Rate Network Switching and Routing (PDF)

John W. Lockwood , Stanford University, USA
Nick McKeown , Stanford University, USA
Greg Watson , Stanford University, USA
Glen Gibb , Stanford University, USA
Paul Hartke , Stanford University, USA
Jad Naous , Stanford University, USA
Ramanan Raghuraman , Stanford University, USA
Jianying Luo , Stanford University, USA
pp. 160-161
Session 6: Innovative Teaching Methods and Curricula

Introduction to Digital Design: A Paradigm-Based Approach (PDF)

Miodrag Potkonjak , Univ. of California, Los Angeles, USA
Jennifer Wong , SUNY Stony Brook University, USA
pp. 167-168

Experience with the CADAPPLETS Project (PDF)

John A. Nestor , Lafayette College, USA
pp. 169-170

Incorporating Large-Scale FPAAs in Analog Design Courses (PDF)

Christopher M. Twigg , Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Paul E. Hasler , Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
pp. 171-172

FreePDK: An Open-Source Variation-Aware Design Kit (PDF)

James E. Stine , Oklahoma State University, USA
Ivan Castellanos , Oklahoma State University, USA
Michael Wood , Oklahoma State University, USA
Jeff Henson , Oklahoma State University, USA
Fred Love , Oklahoma State University, USA
W. Rhett Davis , North Carolina State University, USA
Paul D. Franzon , North Carolina State University, USA
Michael Bucher , North Carolina State University, USA
Sunil Basavarajaiah , North Carolina State University, USA
Julie Oh , North Carolina State University, USA
Ravi Jenkal , North Carolina State University, USA
pp. 173-174
Author Index

Author Index (PDF)

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