Design and Characterization of a CMOS 8-bit Microprocessor Data Path
Instructor: Professor Shannon Nicley
TA Staff: Toshi Vijaywargia, Haojun Wang
Students in ECE 410 were challenged to design the schematic and physical layout of an 8-bit microprocessor data path, including an Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), a barrel shifter, and a register file, using CMOS circuitry and Cadence VLSI design tools. The resulting microprocessor datapath projects will be judged on their ability to satisfy several competing goals, including speed, minimization of area, number of operations and difficulty of the operation set.
Intel Outstanding Project Award
The Intel Outstanding Project Award ($600) will be awarded to the team that produces the best overall project, as judged by a panel of experts from industry and academia. The faculty and students of Electrical and Computer Engineering are very grateful to Intel for the generous sponsorship of this award.