EE 421L Digital Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory
Fall 2015, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Student lab reports are found here.


Current grades are located here.

Project – your end of semester projects will be fabricated using the C5 process through MOSIS. These chips will be used next time EE 421L is taught to add an electrical measurement component to the lab.
Chip projects fabricated as a result of this lab are:
top1top2, top3, top4, top6, and top7      

First half of the project (no layout, just schematics and symbols), of your design and an html report detailing operation (including simulations), is due at the beginning of lab on Nov. 9

Ensure that you have schematics with simulations for all of the cells listed below.

Your up/down counter, for example, should be simulated showing, counting up, down, or both, resetting then counting, etc.

Put your report (proj.htm) in a folder called /proj in your directory at CMOSedu.  

Dr. Baker will go over your designs with you, including running simulations, when lab meets on Nov. 9.

Second half of the project, a verified layout and documention (in html), is due at the beginning of lab on Nov. 23.

Again, I will meet with you on Nov. 23 to go over your layout and, again, put your report in the /proj folder in your directory at CMOSedu.  

Ensure that there is a link on your project report webpage to your zipped design directory.  

Finishing the projects by Nov. 23 will give us time to assemble chips for fabrication through MOSIS. 

November 23 – Lab8 – Generating a test chip layout for submission to MOSIS for fabrication, due November 30
October 19 – Lab7 – Using buses and arrays in the design of word inverters, muxes, and high–speed adders, due November 2
October 5 – Lab6 – Design, layout, and simulation of a CMOS NAND gate, XOR gate, and Full–Adder, due October 19
September 28 – Lab5 – Design, layout, and simulation of a CMOS inverter, due October 5
September 21 – Lab4 – IV characteristics and layout of NMOS and PMOS devices in ON's C5 process, due September 28
mber 14 – Lab3 – Layout of a 
10–bit DAC, due September 21
September 7 – Labor day recess
August 31 –
Lab2 – Design of a 10–bit digital–to–analog converter (DAC), due September 14
August 24 – Lab1 – Laboratory introduction, generating/posting html lab reports, installing and using Cadence, due August 31

Instructor: R. Jacob Baker

Lab Assistant: Yiyan Li  
Time: Monday from 8:30 to 11:15 AM

Course dates: Monday, August 24 to Monday, November 30

Location: TBE B–350

Holidays: Monday, September 7 (Labor Day Recess) 

Course contentLaboratory based analysis and design of digital and computer electronic systems.

Credits: 1

Corequisite: EE 421; Prerequisite: EE 320L


30% Quizzes
40% Lab Reports

30% Project


  • Unlike the lectures, laptops can be used during the lab. Please bring your laptop with you to lab!
  • If a quiz is open book then only the course textbook can be used (no ebooks, Kindle, Nook, etc., older/international editions, or photocopies).
  • No late work accepted. Regularly being tardy for labs, leaving in the middle of labs, or leaving early is unacceptable without consent of the instructor.
  • Cheating or plagiarism will result in an automatic F grade in the lab
  • Questions for the instructor (only) should be asked in person (not via email).