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Should We Teach Chip Design In Electronics Engineering Technology Programs? A Senior Project Course In Asic Design

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.359.1 - 2.359.8



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Eric Campbell

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Yolanda Guran

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1997 Annual Conference Proceedings_____________________________________________

Session 3548

Should We Teach Chip Design in Electronics Engineering Technology Programs? A Senior Project Course in ASIC Design

Yolanda Guran, Eric Campbell Oregon Institute of Technology/Analogy Inc.

1. Introduction

Teaching circuit design up to chip layout seemed exotic for Electronics Engineering Technology(EET) programs for many years in the recent past. Many educators believed that courses like VLSI Design or ASIC Design should be destined only for Electrical Engineering students. And so did the faculty at Oregon Institute of Technology until, in the early nineties, different trends in local industry filtered back through the alumni, made us take a break-off from the old paradigm. The Computer Engineering Technology Department on the OIT campus in Klamath Falls, started offering selected courses in VLSI design starting in 1992.

Oregon Institute of Technology is a four year technology college granting bachelor degrees in different technology fields, such as electronics and computer technology. The principal campus is situated in Klamath Falls, southern Oregon.

OIT has also a presence in Portland at two different metropolitan locations offering upper division night classes for students employed in local industry. In 1993/94, the EET department started to offer the ASIC Design Senior Project Course only at the Portland campus. The sequence of EET courses in the Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum is presented in Table 1.


Campbell, E., & Guran, Y. (1997, June), Should We Teach Chip Design In Electronics Engineering Technology Programs? A Senior Project Course In Asic Design Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 10.18260/1-2--6780

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