Focuses on the design and production of integrated circuits specifically designed for a particular application from original equipment manufacturers. The book outlines silicon and GaAs semiconductor fabrication techniques and circuit configurations; compares custom design style; discusses computer-aided design tools; and more.
Table of Contents
Introduction - the microelectronics evolution; technologies and fabrication; standard off-the-shelf ICs; custom microelectronic techniques; computer-aided design; test pattern generation and design-for-testability; the choice of design style - technical and managerial considerations; conclusions. Appendices: the elements and their properties; fabrication and yield; the principal equations relating to bipolar transistor performance; the principal equations relating to unipolar (MOS) transistor performance.