CMOS Electronics for Photonics Training Course 2015

at Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada

In partnership with the University of British Columbia and the NSERC CREATE Silicon Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits Si-EPIC Program, CMC Microsystems is providing an opportunity for training in the design, fabrication and test of CMOS integrated circuits targeting GF(IBM) 0.13 µm CMOS technology.

This training can be a stand-alone learning opportunity or combined with your research and/or development. Target applications include optical communications and sensors.

Important Notes:
  1. You and/or your organization will need to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with GF(IBM) to gain access to confidential technology information provided during the course. To review the license requirements, please go to http://www.cmc.ca/Help/Licensing/MOSISDesignKitsandLibraries.aspx.
  2. Please note that number of seats are limited and will be allocated on first-come first-served basis.

Location

Henry Hall Building, Room H820
Concordia University, Downtown Campus
Montréal, QC, Canada

Preliminary Course Outline

  1. Introduction to CMOS Analog Circuit Design (with EDA tutorial)
    • Brief overview of transistors, amplifiers and bias circuits
    • Cadence tutorial and design exercise: schematic, simulation, layout, DRC, LVS, parasitic extraction
    • Brief overview of other common circuit blocks: opamps, references, stability, etc., if time permits.
  2. Compact models for optical devices: phase shifter (pin, thermal, etc.), ring modulator, detector
  3. Optical Link budget analysis
  4. Receivers
    • Basic concepts, limiting receiver, linear receiver
    • Trans-impedance Amplifier (TIA) Design
    • Limiting Amplifiers
    • Input offset cancellation
    • AGC techniques
  5. Transmitters
    • Modulator drivers, termination, bias control
    • Laser drivers
  6. Tuning circuits
  7. Packaging considerations - wirebond/bump and package parasitics

For more information, see the course agenda.

Prerequisites

Basic core undergraduate courses in electronics, e.g., familiarity with CMOS, Cadence, circuit analysis.

Registration

Registration for the CMOS Photonics course will be open with 5 options.

Option Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Option 5
Registrant Students from Quebec universities who registered for for-credit graduate course ELEC 691GG (see course outline) and would like to attend the workshop without the fab option Academics with CMC subscription and a 4-credit graduate course Academics with CMC subscription and a non-credit training course Industry or clients with no subscription and a non-credit training course Industry or clients with no subscription and a non-credit training course
Description
  • A full-semester course (September to December) starting with this 5-day hands-on training workshop at the Concordia University
  • Prototyping not included
  • A full-semester course (September to December) starting with this 5-day hands-on training workshop
  • Design and prototyping in GF(IBM) 0.13 µm CMOS process
  • Up to 1 mm2 of silicon in GF(IBM) 0.13 µm CMOS technology
  • Three packaged parts + bare dice
  • Additional packaged parts available at cost
  • Design submission deadline January or April 2016
  • A 5-day hands-on workshop
  • Design and prototyping in GF(IBM) 0.13 µm CMOS process
  • Up to 1 mm2 of silicon in GF(IBM) 0.13 µm CMOS technology
  • Three packaged parts + bare dice
  • Additional packaged parts available at cost
  • Design submission deadline January or April 2016
  • A 5-day hands-on workshop
  • Design in GF(IBM) 0.13 µm CMOS process
  • Prototyping not included
  • A 5-day hands-on workshop
  • Design and prototyping in GF(IBM) 0.13 µm CMOS process
  • Up to 1 mm2 of silicon in GF(IBM) 0.13 µm CMOS technology
  • Additional silicon space available at cost
  • Three packaged parts + bare dice
  • Additional packaged parts available at cost
  • Design submission deadline January or April 2016
Price $0
(Fee is included in the tuition for the course ELEC 691GG)
$800
(see Eligibility and Special Notes below)
$1,300.00
(see Eligibility and Special Notes below)
$3,000.00 $6,500.00
Eligibility Students from Quebec universities who registered for for-credit graduate course ELEC 691GG (see course outline) Requires co-registration in the Concordia University course ELEC 691GG (see course outline). The preferred pricing option is available only to Canadian academics who have a Prototyping level subscription with CMC. The preferred pricing option is available only to Canadian academics who have a Prototyping level subscription with CMC.    
Special Notes
Visiting students are eligible to apply for Financial Assistance towards travel and accommodation costs if their supervisor holds a subscription with CMC (see more on getting a Subscription). There is a limit of 3 students per faculty.
Prototyping subscribers are also eligible to apply for Financial Assistance towards travel and accommodation costs (see more on getting a Subscription). There is a limit of 3 students per faculty.
 
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Accommodation

Hotel Le Meridian Versailles Chateau Versailles
Address 1808 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Québec
1659 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Québec
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Booking method

Note: *The advertised rate is the Concordia University corporate rate. Please request the corporate rate when you book.

Cancellations

Course cancellations must be received in writing at least one (1) week before the beginning date of the course in question to receive a full refund of the registration fee. A cancellation made after the deadline will not receive a refund. CMC Microsystems makes no commitments on refunds for travel or accommodations.

Contact

  • For questions or assistance with registration, please contact Sarah J. Neville at Neville@cmc.ca.
  • For questions on the course, please contact Dr. Glenn Cowan at gcowan@ece.concordia.ca‎.
  • For questions on technology licensing and NDA, please contact Linda Dougherty at dougherty@cmc.ca.