Basic consecutive system consisted of design, process, and estimation of small scale integrated circuits (SSI)
semiconductor process engineering
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of Hiroshima Institute of Technology have been teaching integrated circuit designs and processes of semiconductors since 1989 term. In Electronic Experiments III, students learned the primitive logic circuits such as NOT, AND, etc and their combination circuits that were expressed by schematic logic design using the Graphic Editor, one of the MAX-Plus II applications. Designed circuits were programmed for the FPGA device and the operation of the designed circuits is confirmed by using push switches and LED. Students designed the small scale integrated circuits (SSI) consisted of CMOS FET using α-SX Custom Design Platform (Jedat Innovation Inc.), and semiconductor processing for SSI in Kitakyushu Science and Research Park. The operation of the fabricated SSI was confirmed using ID-VD characteristic of CMOS FET by students in Electronic and Computer Engineering experiment C and D. They had the successful experience to design, and to test SSI in Electronic and Computer Engineering experiment C and D.