Duncan Elliott

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
(780) 492-5357
11-281 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



Duncan G. Elliott received his BASc degree in engineering science and PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1998.

He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. Previously, he was with Nortel in data communications, MO-SAID Technologies as a DRAM designer, and IBM Microelectronics as a contractor in application-specific memory design. He spent his last sabbatical at the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories. His research interests include logic-enhanced memories, computer architecture, 3-D IC architecture, high-speed circuits, and merged microfluidic-microelectronic systems.

Prof. Elliott is a member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits, Circuits and Systems, Computer, and Communications Societies and the ACM. He was the 2001 winner of the Colton Medal in microelectronics for his work on Computational RAM, which has been commercialized.


ECE 210 - Introduction to Digital Logic Design

Boolean algebra, truth tables, Karnaugh maps. Switching devices and their symbology with an introduction to NAND and NOR logic. Number systems, codes, minimization procedures, synthesis of combinational networks. Synchronous sequential circuits, flip-flops, counters. Arithmetic circuits. Introduction to computer-aided design and simulation tools for digital design and implementation. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 210, E E 280 or CMPUT 329.

Fall Term 2020
ECE 403 - Integrated Circuit Design

Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design techniques and their application. Electrical characteristics of MOSFET devices and CMOS circuits. Use of CAD tools for simulation and integrated circuit layout. Modeling delays, advanced digital logic circuit techniques, memory. Prerequisite: ECE 304 or E E 351; corequisite: ECE 410 or CMPE 480. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 403 or E E 453.

Winter Term 2021
ECE 553 - Digital Integrated Circuit Design

Review of semiconductor materials, integrated circuit processing, and basic design flows using CAD tools. Electrical characteristics of interconnect, passive elements, diodes, MOSFETs and logic gates. Sequential elements, memory and datapath circuits. Pad design. Chip-level design including power and clock distribution. Scaling theory. Testing and design for testability. Emerging technologies. Note: Only one of the following courses may be taken for credit: ECE 553 or E E 483 or 653.

Winter Term 2021

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