The work presented demonstrates the unique ability of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Microelectronic Engineering department to design, simulate, fabricate, and test complex digital integrated circuits. Utilizing the resources available, the author would be the first undergraduate at RIT to successfully drive the creation of a microprocessor from design through fabrication to test. The microprocessor created is the most complex digital circuit ever fabricated at RIT. Fabrication was completed on three lots using the well-established RIT sub μm CMOS Process. Functional CMOS transistors were demonstrated at the Metal 1 level, but complex digital integrated circuits were not realized beyond that.
Ryan, A J.; Phillips, G O.; Pearson, R E.; and Fuller, L F.
"4-Bit Microprocessor: Design, Simulation, Fabrication, and Testing,"
Journal of the Microelectronic Engineering Conference: Vol. 18
, Article 18.
Available at: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/ritamec/vol18/iss1/18