VLSI

Reference Book

R. Jacob Baker
CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation”
(IEEE Press Series on Microelectronic Systems)
4th Edition, Wiley, 2019

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Course Software

  • Electric: computer-aided design system for electrical circuits. It is primarily intended for integrated-circuit layout, but it also handles schematics and even textual hardware description languages
  • LTSpice: high performance SPICE simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for easing the simulation of analog circuits.

Course Goals

  • Design of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) systems.
  • Examination of layout and simulation of digital VLSI circuits using a comprehensive set of CAD tools in a laboratory setting.
  • Studies of layouts of CMOS combinational and sequential circuits using automatic layout generators.
  • Fundamental structures of the layout of registers, adders, decoders, ROM, PLA’s, counters, RAM and ALU.
  • Application of statistics and probability to chip performance.
  • Use CAD tools to perform logic verification and timing simulation of the circuits designed.

Course Modules

Chapter 1 – Introduction to CMOS Design
Chapter 2 – The Well
Chapter 3 – The Metal Layers
Chapter 4 – The Active and Poly Layers

Chapter 5 – Resistors, Capacitors, MOSFETs
Chapter 6 – MOSFET Operation
Chapter 7 – CMOS Fabrication
Chapter 8 – Electrical Noise
Chapter 9 – Models for Analog Design
Chapter 10 – Models for Digital Design

Chapter 11 – The Inverter
Chapter 12 – Static Logic Gates
Chapter 13 – Clocked Circuits
Chapter 14 – Dynamic Logic Gates
Chapter 15 – CMOS Layout Examples
Chapter 16 – Memory Circuits
Chapter 17 – Sensing using Modulation
Chapter 18 – Special Purpose CMOS Circuits
Chapter 19 – Digital Phase-Locked Loop