|Title:||ECE 4900 - Senior Thesis I, Fall 2010|
|Instructor:||Ken Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org, MEB 4506, 585-9176|
|Classes:||Wed 3:00 - 4:00|
|Office Hours:||by appointment|
This course is for students with major status who are seniors within one year of graduation. The clinic sections come with additional requirements and benefits than the traditional senior thesis sections. Only students selected by the ECE department to participate in the Micron clinic will be able to participate in this course.
In this course the students will implement an engineering project that is defined by Micron. This project is planned and executed to completion over the course of two semesters (4910 in the spring).
There are several major goals for this project, which will prepare the students for industry or graduate work:
|Incomplete Policy:||You can't get an incomplete unless you have a documented medical or legal emergency.|
|College Guidelines:||Refer to the college policy on adding and dropping classes, etc.|
|Disability:||If you have a condition that merits consideration, you must contact the instructor at the beginning of the course.|
|Project proposal and presentation||10%|
|Mid-year report and Presentation||10%|
|Weekly Meetings and Logs||15%|
|Completed project meets proposal specifications||25%|
|Teamwork and Effort standard (225 total hours)||20%|
|Final writeup, presentation, and documentation||10%|
|Reviews received from technical conference||10%|
|MEB-3235||ECE Conference Room|
|Aug 25|| Teamwork lecture
|Sep 3|| Meeting with Tim Hollis on Project Proposal.
|Sep 8|| Proposal discussion and Project Management lecture.
|Sep 15|| Technology Review of Flash Memory.
|Sep 22|| Anatomy of a Proposal lecture.
|Sep 24|| Writing Good Proposals lecture.
|Oct 6|| Potential meeting with Tim Hollis and Micron Foundation.|
|Oct 13||Due:Proposal First Draft Due|
|Oct 20|| Proposal review, project discussion, web page requirements.
Due: Final Proposal Due: Web page setup and reporting starting this week.
|Nov 17|| Discussion of Project and Deliverables|
Due: Diagram and List of the body of the project including:
|Dec 3||Final presentation discussion.|
|Dec 10||Final mid-year performance report presentation by students.|
Due: 10 minute individual presentations on technical contribution this semester.
Due: Team paper that includes contributions and designs as built to this point.
The project this year will entail the analysis of power delivery systems onto integrated circuits.
We continue to attempt to lower the power and energy consumption of our integrated circuits, because we are doubling the number of transistors on a chip every 18 to 24 months. One of the primary methods of lowering power is to reduce the supply voltage. However, this has a few drawbacks as it increases the current, Further, controlling inductive effects is challenging on a planar integrated circuit.
This project will investigate several important topics in this domain, including:
Following is information useful for the class, including web page setup for your web logs, lectures, and helpful notes.
The downloaded file, public_html.tar, contains some web pages that you can use if you are unfamiliar with creating web pages. To install these pages, do the following:
|Previous Project Web Pages:|
These are the projects which the students developed in past years: