Faculty Sponsor

Dan White




Chip Design, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

ORCID Identifier(s)

Dylan: 0000-0002-2935-4238;

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 4-28-2022


Our team is exploring open-source tools for Very Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) design, used in the design of computer chips. In the past, most tools for chip design have been proprietary. We are exploring using open-source tools for both analog and digital VLSI design. By furthering our understanding of these tools, we aim to make VLSI design accessible to a broader market of people, in order to aid in education by removing the barriers to learning about integrated circuit design. This will allow for not just theoretical education but also practical experience in the chip design field for undergraduate students.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Dylan, Jeremy, Joel, Philip, and Larissa are students that participated in the ECE 499 chip design independent study during the spring 2023 semester. Their goal was to learn about chip design and fabrication. This project is the combination of several final projects that were selected by each student in the course.