ECE 546 SPRING 2018
Instructor
José SchuttAiné  5042 ECEB (jesa@illinois.edu)
Class Time
12:30 1:50 pm, TR, 3017
ECEB
Textbooks  Required
W. J. Dally and J. W. Poulton, “Digital Systems
Engineering”, Cambridge University Press, 1998
Textbooks  Recommended
1. S. Hall
and H. Heck, Advanced Signal Integrity for HighSpeed Digital Designs.
IEEEJ.Wiley, 2009
2. Kyung Suk (Dan) Oh and Xingchao (Chuck) Yuan, HighSpeed Signaling: Jitter Modeling, Analysis, and Budgeting, Prentice Hall, 2012.
3. Madhavan Swaminathan and Ege Engin, Power Integrity Modeling and Design for Semiconductor and Systems, Prentice Hall, 2007.
Grading Policy
Homework 60% of total
Project 30% of total
Participation 10% of total
Homework Policy
Problems
are assigned every Thursday and are due the following Thursday at the end of
the class period. Homework is to
be the student’s own work, not a collaborative or plagiarized work. However,
students are permitted and encouraged to help one another by engaging in
discussion of course material and approaches to solving the homework problems. Homework
solutions will be posted on the course webpage.
Teaching Assistant
Da Wei (dawei1@illinois.edu)
WWW Home Page
The course
internet home page can be found at http://emlab.illinois.edu/ece546
Office Hours
José SchuttAiné  Wednesday 34 pm  Room 5042 ECEB
ECE 546 SCHEDULE: SPRING 2018
Lect 
Date 

Topic 
Book 
HW 

1 
JAN 
Th16 
Introduction 
notes 


2 

Tu23 
Review
of Electromagnetics 
notes 


3 

Th25 
ParallelPlate
Waveguides 
notes 


4 

Tu30 
Resistance,
Capacitance, Inductance 
Ch 1 & 2 


5 
FEB 
Th1 
Ideal
Transmission Lines 
Ch 3 


6 

Tu6 
CoupledLine
Analysis 
notes 


7 

Th8 
Multiconductor
Transmission Lines 
notes 
HW 1 Due 

8 

Tu13 
Nonideal
Conductors and Dielectrics 
notes 


9 

Th15 
Lossy
Transmission Lines 
notes 
HW 2 Due 

10 

Tu20 
MOS
Transistors 
Ch 4 


11 

Th22 
MOS
Amplifiers 
notes 
HW 3 Due 

12 

Tu27 
Integrated
Circuits 
notes 


13 
MAR 
Th1 
Scattering
Parameters 
notes 
HW 4 Due 

14 

Tu6 
Macromodeling 
notes 


15 

Th8 
Circuit
Synthesis from Macromodels 
notes 
HW 5 Due 

16 

Tu13 
MNA
and SPICE 
notes 


17 

Th15 
Latency
Insertion Method 
notes 
HW 6 Due 



Tu20 
SPRING BREAK 



18 

Tu27 
IBIS
Modeling 
notes 


19 

Th29 
X
Parameters 
notes 
HW 7 Due 

20 
APR 
Tu3 
Power
Distribution Networks 
Ch 5 


21 

Th5 
Noise
in Digital Circuits 
Ch 6 
HW 8 Due 

22 

Tu10 
Timing
and Signaling 
notes 


23 

Th12 
Jitter
Basics 
notes 
HW 9 Due 

24 

Tu17 
Lecture from Cadence 
notes 


25 

Th19 
Lecture from Cadence 
notes 
HW 10 Due 

26 

Tu24 
HighSpeed
Links 
notes 


27 

Th26 
Lecture from Intel 
notes 
HW 11 Due 

28 
MAY 
Tu1 
HighSpeed
Links 
Ch 7 




Th 10 
FINAL PROJECTS
DUE 


