Basic VLSI Course


Provide the student knowledge of the physical fundamentals of the operation of MOS devices, as well as the principles fundamentals of the CMOS microfabrication process. Also, let the student acquire the ability to design basic analog and digital circuits, as well as the use of CAD tools.

Teaching Team

VLSI Introduction

Dr. Pedro Julián (UNS, Bahía Blanca) holds a PhD in Systems Control from Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, 1999. He is currently Principal Investigator of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Visiting Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Whiting School of Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Associate Professor with exclusive dedication at the National University of the South and Director of Micro and Nano Electronics Laboratory at the Universidad Nacional del Sur.

He has done postdoctoral work at the Sensory Communication & Microsystems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 2002-2003; and at the Electronics Research Laboratories, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 2000-2002.

He has an experience of more than 15 years in University Teaching, closely related to the Design of Integrated Circuits in CMOS technology. He is Associate Editor of International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications since 2010, Technical Program Chair of the IEEE Latin American Conference on Circuits and Systems, in 2015 and 2016, member of Editorial Board, International Journal on Circuit Theory and Applications, since 2009 and Technical Program Chair Argentina Conference on Micro-Nano Electronics, Technology and Applications, EAMTA/CAMTA, since 2007, in addition to being part of the organizing committee of EAMTA since its inception. He has obtained several scholarships and recognitions for his works of degree, doctorate and postdoctoral research.

He has participated as an organizer in more than 14 conferences or schools throughout Latin America; Was vice president of the Society of Circuits and Systems of the IEEE for Latin America between the years 2004 and 2007.

He has written several books for the Design of Integrated Circuits; has more than 30 articles published in International Journals and has directed 14 doctoral theses and 8 final projects.

MOS Devices Physics

Dr. Adrián Faigón (FIUBA, Buenos Aires) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics (1977, UBA) and PhD in Physics (1985, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem). He is a Full Professor in the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Buenos Aires, and Independent Researcher of CONICET. He is the author or co-author of over 40 articles published in International refereed journals, three national patents, and more than 70 congress publications. He founded and directs the Laboratory of Physics of Microelectronic Devices of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Buenos Aires, where he directed seven doctoral theses and eleven theses or degree completion works. He was Chair of the Argentine School of Microelectronics, Technology and Applications 2011, and taught courses in different editions of the school. He also gave several postgraduate courses. He was juror in seven doctoral theses, and several master’s and degree theses. His work topics are effects of electrical degradation in MOS devices, Effects of ionizing radiation on MOS devices, and their application to dosimetry. He was a guest researcher at the Center Nationale d’Etudes des Télécommunications Grenoble 1988.

Introduction to analog design

Dr. Luis Toledo (UCC, Córdoba) was born in Cordoba, Argentina, on November 27, 1959. He received his Electrical / Electronic Engineer degree from the Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina in 1983 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the same University in 1994, with his Final work related to investment projects focused on technology. From 1984 to 1986 he worked in Córdoba at Invel, where he developed software development for the local industry. In 1988 he was a fellow for one year at the Louvain-la-Neuve Microelectronics Laboratory in Belgium. Since 1989, he is a member of the team of professors / researchers at the Microelectronics Laboratory of the Faculty of Engineering of the Catholic University of Cordoba and currently is the director of the same. He teaches in Microelectronics courses, and programming of C / C ++ and Assembly. He is a member of program committee and reviewer of articles of Symposiums, Conferences and Workshops, both national and international in the area of ​​circuit design and integrated systems. He is the author of own and collaborative works on Microelectronics topics presented at symposia and international conferences. His research area is the design of mixed signal circuits (voltage references other than Bandgap and integrated sensors).

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