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Introduction to VLSI Systems

A Logic, Circuit, and System Perspective, 1st Edition

By Ming-Bo Lin

CRC Press

917 pages | 657 B/W Illus.

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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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General