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Introduction to VLSI Systems
A Logic, Circuit, and System Perspective

ISBN 9781439868591
Published November 28, 2011 by CRC Press
917 Pages 657 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With the advance of semiconductors and ubiquitous computing, the use of system-on-a-chip (SoC) has become an essential technique to reduce product cost. With this progress and continuous reduction of feature sizes, and the development of very large-scale integration (VLSI) circuits, addressing the harder problems requires fundamental understanding of circuit and layout design issues. Furthermore, engineers can often develop their physical intuition to estimate the behavior of circuits rapidly without relying predominantly on computer-aided design (CAD) tools. Introduction to VLSI Systems: A Logic, Circuit, and System Perspective addresses the need for teaching such a topic in terms of a logic, circuit, and system design perspective.

To achieve the above-mentioned goals, this classroom-tested book focuses on:

  • Implementing a digital system as a full-custom integrated circuit
  • Switch logic design and useful paradigms that may apply to various static and dynamic logic families
  • The fabrication and layout designs of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) VLSI
  • Important issues of modern CMOS processes, including deep submicron devices, circuit optimization, interconnect modeling and optimization, signal integrity, power integrity, clocking and timing, power dissipation, and electrostatic discharge (ESD)

Introduction to VLSI Systems builds an understanding of integrated circuits from the bottom up, paying much attention to logic circuit, layout, and system designs. Armed with these tools, readers can not only comprehensively understand the features and limitations of modern VLSI technologies, but also have enough background to adapt to this ever-changing field.

Table of Contents

MOS Transistors as Switches
VLSI Design and Fabrication
Implementation Options of Digital Systems

Fundamentals of MOS Transistors
Semiconductor Fundamentals
The pn Junction
MOS Transistor Theory
Advanced Features of MOS Transistors
SPICE and Modeling

Fabrication of CMOS ICs
Basic Processes
Materials and Their Applications
Process Integration
Enhancements of CMOS Processes and Devices

Layout Designs
Layout Design Rules
CMOS Latch-Up and Prevention
Layout Designs
Layout Methods for Complex Logic Gates

Delay Models and Path-Delay Optimization
Resistance and Capacitance of MOS Transistors
Propagation Delays and Delay Models
Path-Delay Optimization

Power Dissipation and Low-Power Designs
Power Dissipation
Principles of Low-Power Logic Designs
Low-Power Logic Architectures
Power Management

Static Logic Circuits
Basic Static Logic Circuits
Single-Rail Logic Circuits
Dual-Rail Logic Circuits

Dynamic Logic Circuits
Introduction to Dynamic Logic
Nonideal Effects of Dynamic Logic
Single-Rail Dynamic Logic
Dual-Rail Dynamic Logic
Clocked CMOS Logic

Sequential Logic Designs
Sequential Logic Fundamentals
Memory Elements
Timing Issues in Clocked Systems
Pipeline Systems

Datapath Subsystem Designs
Basic Combinational Components
Basic Sequential Components

Memory Subsystems
Static Random-Access Memory
Dynamic Random-Access Memory
Read-Only Memory
Nonvolatile Memory
Other Memory Devices

Design Methodologies and Implementation Options
Design Methodologies and Implementation Architectures
Synthesis Flows
Implementation Options of Digital Systems
A Case Study | A Simple Start/Stop Timer

RLC Parasitics
Interconnect and Simulation Models
Parasitic Effects of Interconnect
Transmission-Line Models
Advanced Topics

Power Distribution and Clock Designs
Power Distribution Networks
Clock Generation and Distribution Networks
Phase-Locked Loops/Delay-Locked Loops

Input/Output Modules and ESD Protection Networks
General Chip Organizations
Output Drivers/Buffers
Electrostatic Discharge Protection Networks

Testing, Verification, and Testable Designs
An Overview of VLSI Testing
Fault Models
Automatic Test Pattern Generation
Testable Circuit Designs
System-Level Testing

An Introduction to Verilog HDL/SystemVerilog
Behavioral Modeling
Hierarchical Structural Modeling
Combinational Logic Modules
Sequential Logic Modules
A Start/Stop Timer


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