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2003 Final Program

2003 International Conference on 
Microelectronic Systems Education

Marriott Anaheim, California

Registration and Continental Breakfast

      8:00am - 10:00am : Sunday, June 1, 2003


Session 1 : Opening Session

      10:00am - 11:30am : Sunday, June 1, 2003


  • Conference Outline
  • Message from the General Chair
    Bob Klenke, Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • The Nano Revolution and Its Effects on Micro/Nano Systems Education
    Peter Kogge
  • Computing Curricula-Computer Engineering
    Murali Varanasi (Jim Aylor Presenting)


Poster Session 1P

      11:30pm - 1:30pm : Sunday, June 1, 2003


  • Teaching Design-Oriented VHDL
    Volnei A. Pedroni
  • APHYDS: The Academic Physical Design Skeleton
    Scott Hauck
  • Industry Needs and Expectations of SoC Design Education
    Grant Martin
  • Introducing the Concept of Design Reuse into Undergraduate Digital Design Curriculum
    Gang Qu
  • Harnessing FPGAs for Computer Architecture Education
    Mark Holland, James Harris, Scott Hauck
  • Dynamic electrical characterization of CMOS-like thin film transistor circuits
    G. Gautier, S. Crand, O. Bonnaud
  • Teaching IP Core Development: An Example
    Aleksandar Milenkovic, David Fatzer
  • Using an FPGA-based SOC Approach for Senior Design Projects
    James Hamblen
  • TestosterICs: A Low-Cost Functional Chip Tester
    David Harris and David Diaz
  • Educational Software for Digital Electronics: BOOLE-DEUSTO
    Javier Garcia Zubia
  • Extensive Introduction to VHDL and PLDs in the Sophomore Year
    Eric W. Johnson
  • Simplifying Analog CMOS Design for Undergraduates
    Wallace B. Leigh
  • A Two-semester Project-based Mixed-signal IC Design Course Using Commercial EDA Tools - From Design to Chip Evaluation
    Yong Ping Xu
  • A Proposed Modeling Environment to Teach Performance Modeling and Hardware/Software Codesign to Senior Undergraduates
    Robert H. Klenke and James H. Aylor
  • Manpower Development in VLSI in India: A Case Study
    K.Chandrashekar Shet
  • Teaching Digital HW Design By Implementing A Complete MP3 Decoder
    Hugo Hedberg, Thomas Lenart, Henrik Svensson, Peter Nilsson, and Viktor Öwall
  • Competence-Based EE-Learning; How Can We Implement It?
    Ton J. Mouthaan Wouter Olthuis Henk Vos
  • Performance-Based System Design Education 
    Jason J. Hein James H. Aylor Robert H. Klenke
  • A New Hardware/Software Codesign Environment and Senior Capstone Design Project for Computer Engineering
    Robert H. Klenke, Jerry H. Tucker, Jason M. Blevins
  • Microelectronics Education As Workforce Development
    David L. Landis and James T. Cain
  • The Sandbox Design Experience Course
    Herman Schmit, Thomas Kroll, Max Khusid, Ivan Kourtev, N. Vijaykrishnan, David Landis
  • Comparative study on Verilog-based and C-based hardware design education
    Tohru Ishihara, Satoshi Komatsu, Makoto Ikeda, Masahiro Fujita, Kunihiro Asada
  • MOSVIEW: A Graphical Tool for MOS Analog Design
    Patricia Giacomelli, Márcio Cherem Schneider, Carlos Galup-Montoro
  • The Europractice mini@sic program
    Carl Das John McLean
  • CAD Tool Support For a Multi-University SOC Certificate Program: The Digital Sandbox
    Tom Kroll, Herman Schmit, Dave Landis
  • Embedded system hardware design course track for CS students
    Naehyuck Chang and Ikhwan Lee
  • A University-based Web Resource Supporting the Xilinx University Program
    Michael A. Shanblatt, Brian Foulds, Patrick Kane, Anna Acevedo
  • SEED2002 - Support of Educational course for Electronic Design
    Patrick R. Schulz, Ulrich Bruening, Gunter Strube
  • Team Project - An Effective Tool for Application of Knowledge and Deriving Engineering Competencies
    Daniel Donoval and Daniel Hajtas
  • Reducing Authoring Costs of Online Training in Microelectronics Design by Reusing Design Documentation Content
    Leandro Soares Indrusiak, Manfred Glesner, Ricardo Reis, Giuliana Alcántara, Stefan Hoermann, Ralf Steinmetz
  • Paradigm of Design for BioSystem-On-A-Chip (BioSoC)
    Dr. Hoda S. Abdel-Aty-Zohdy, Dr. Robert L. Ewing
  • A Collaborative Environment For Remote Experimentation
    MJ. Callaghan, J. Harkin, C. Peters, TM. McGinnity, LP. Maguire


Session 2 : Curriculum

      1:30 - 3:00 pm : Sunday, June 1, 2003


  • Introduction
    John Lockwood
  • Teaching Trade-offs in System-level Design Methodologies 
    Kazuo Sakiyama, Patrick Schaumont, David Hwang, Ingrid Verbauwhede
  • VALID: Custom ASIC Verification and FPGA Education Platform: 
    Patrick Murphy, J. Patrick Frantz, Erik Welsh, Ricky Hardy, Tinoosh Mohsenin and Joseph Cavallaro
  • A New Hardware/Software Codesign Environment and Senior Capstone Design Project for Computer Engineering 
    Robert H. Klenke, Jerry H. Tucker, Jason M. Blevins
  • Teaching Bus Architectures with a Basic, Hands-on SOC Platform: 
    Marc Bertola, Guy Bois



      3:00 - 3:30 pm


Session 3 : EDA Infrastructure Panel

      3:30 - 5:00 pm : Sunday, June 1, 2003


  • Introduction
    Mark Johnson, Purdue University
  • Panel
    • Prof. Linda Head, Rowan Univ.
    • Prof. David Parent, San Jose State Univ.
    • Grant Martin, Cadence
    • Shanthi Pattison, Mentor Graphics
    • Rich Goldman, Synopsys
    • Gael Paul, Synplicity
    • Jeff Weintraub, Xilinx
    • Prof. Michael Shanblatt, Michigan State Univ.


Poster Session 2P

      6:00 - 8:00 pm : Sunday, June 1, 2003


  • Embedded System Design: UCR’s Undergraduate Three-Course Sequence
    Frank Vahid
  • RFIC Loadpull Simulations Implementing Best Practice RF and Mixed-Signal Design using an Integrated Agilent and Cadence EDA tool
    Jayanta Mukherjee, Jason Parry, Wenhua dai, Patrick Roblin, Steven Bibyk, Jongsoo Lee
  • Teaching Bus Architectures With A Basic, Hands-On SOC Platform
    Marc Bertola Guy Bois
  • Development and Operation of a Distance Learning Programme in System Level Design
    Avril E. Manners
  • A System Design and Rapid Prototyping of Wearable Computers Course
    Asim Smailagic, Daniel Siewiorek, Lu Luo
  • A DOT1 & DOT4 MOSIS - Compatible Library
    Andrzej Rucinski and Barrett Stetson
  • Engineering Test Education in Europe: the EuNICE-Test Project
    Y. Bertrand et al.
  • University/Industry Relationships at San Jose State University to Produce Industry’s Ideal New
    D. W. Parent
  • Using System-on-a-Chip as a Vehicle for VLSI Design Education
    Andrew Laffely and Wayne Burleson
  • Integrating Digital, Analog, and Mixed-Signal Design in an Undergraduate ECE Curriculum
    John A. Nestor and David A. Rich
  • An Analog Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory
    Antonio F. Mondragon-Torres, Terry Mayhugh Jr., Jose Pineda de Gyvez,Jose Silva-Martinez and Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio
  • SIFU! - A didactic Stuck at Fault Simulator
    Vinicius P. Correia Marcelo Lubaszewski Andre I. Reis
  • Teaching Trade-offs in System-level Design Methodologies
    Kazuo Sakiyama, Patrick Schaumont, David Hwang, Ingrid Verbauwhede
  • From Bits to Chips: A Multidisciplinary Curriculum for Microelectronics System Design Education
    Gary H. Bernstein , Jay B. Brockman , Peter M. Kogge, Gregory L. Snider, and Barbara E. Walvoord
  • A Standard Cell Library for Student Projects
    Johannes Grad James E. Stine
  • Incorporating EDA into the Rowan ECE Curriculum
    Linda M. Head
  • Overcoming The Limitations of Traditional Media For Teaching Modern Processor Design
    Peter Marwedel, Birgit Sirocic
  • Initiating A Program In NanoTechnology Through A Structured Curriculum
    Jayanta Choudhury, Kuldeep Rawat, Guna Seetharaman, and Gholam Massiha
  • Microprocessor Interfacing Laboratory
    Derek B. Gottlieb Nicholas P. Carter
  • A design project for System Design with SystemC
    Joanne DeGroat, Arun Raman, Bakr Younis
  • A Visual Simulation Tool at Layout Level
    Alexandre Casacurta, Marcel Furtado Almeida, Ricardo Reis
  • A Software Debugger Interface for an 8051 Hardware Model
    Lokesh Verma, Hardy J. Pottinger, and Daryl G. Beetner
  • LIMA: The New e-Learning Platform in Microelectronic Applications
    T. Ostermann, C. Lackner, R. Koessl, R. Hagelauer, K. Beer, L. Krahn, H.-T. Mammen, W. John, A. Sauer, P. Schwarz, G. Elst and M. Pistauer
  • VALID: Custom ASIC Verification and FPGA Education Platform
    Patrick Murphy, J. Patrick Frantz, Erik Welsh, Ricky Hardy, Tinoosh Mohsenin and Joseph Cavallaro
  • Internet-based Tool for System-on-Chip Integration
    David Lim, Christopher E. Neely, Christopher K. Zuver, John W. Lockwood
  • Internet-based Tool for System-On-Chip Project Testing and Grading
    Christopher E. Neely, Christopher K. Zuver, John W. Lockwood
  • Need for Undergraduate and Graduate-Level Education in Testing of Microelectronic Circuits and Systems
    Minsu Choi, Hardy J. Pottinger, Nohpill Park and Yong-Bin Kim
  • Infrastructure for Education and Research of SOC/IP in Taiwan
    Wei-Chang Tsai, Chun-Ming Huang, Jiann-jenn Wang, and Chen-Yi Lee
  • Custom Chips Developed to Reinforce Learning Integrated Circuits
    Tina A. Hudson and Edward R. Doering
  • Short Courses in System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Design
    Ivan S. Kourtev, Ray R. Hoare, Steven P. Levitan, Tom Cain, Bruce R. Childers, Donald M. Chiarulli, David Landis
  • Combining Mentor Graphics’ HDL Designer FPGA Flow with a Reconfigurable System on a Programmable Chip: Educational Opportunity or Insanity?
    Raymond R. Hoare, Shen C. Tung
  • Developing a Teaching Environment for Rapid Design and Verification of Complex Digital/Computing Systems
    Donald Hung, John Vien, Wendy Chan, and Chi-wei Fu
  • Hardware/Software Co-Training by FPGA/ASIC Synthesis and Programming of a RISC Microprocessor-Core
    J.E. Becker, C. Bieser, A. Thomas, K.D. Mueller-Glaser, J. Becker
  • On simulating the IP Market Dynamics in an Academic Environment Using SystemC
    Ghaiyyur Quarishi and Ravi Shankar
  • Teaching Custom Integrated Circuit Design and Verification
    Don Bouldin, Adam Miller and Chandra Tan
  • Concept for Teaching Optoelectronics and Laser Systems in the Microelectronics Education
    Frantisek Uherek and Daniel Donoval


Continental Breakfast

      8:00 - 9:00 am : Monday, June 2, 2003


Session 4 : Nanoscience and Government Infrastructure

      9:00 - 10:30 am : Monday, June 2, 2003


  • Introduction
    Jim Aylor
  • Future Direction in Microelectronics: Nanotechnology
    James Murday, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Opportunities for Educational Reform at NSF
    Vasundara Varadan, Division Director for Electrical and Communications Systems, National Science Foundation
  • Paradigm of Design for Biosystem-on-a-chip(BioSoC)
    Robert Ewing and Hoda Abel-Aty-Zohdy
  • Simplifying Analog CMOS Design for Undergraduates
    Wallace Leigh



  • 10:30 - 11:00 am


Session 5 : System On Chip (SoC)

      Monday, June 2, 2003 - 11:00-12:30 pm


  • Introduction
    Don Bouldin, Univ. of Tennessee (moderator)
  • Industry Needs and Expectations of SoC Design Education
    Grant Martin, Cadence Design Systems
  • Distance Education Experiences
    Wayne Burleson, Univ. of Massachusetts
  • System-On-Chip Internet Firewall
    John Lockwood, Washington Univ. St. Louis
  • CMC, CMP and MOSIS -- The Scale of Cooperation Increases as the Dimensions of Microchips Decrease
    Bernard Courtois, CMP 


DAC exhibits: free to all on Monday

    12:30 pm - 6:00 pm : Monday, June 2, 2003



  • Only the Table of Contents from MSE 2003 proceedings is available on-line.
  • Full proceedings from the 2003 Microelectronic Systems Education (MSE) conference can be purchased from the IEEE Catalog Store.
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