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Pre-Requisite : EC309
Contact Hours and Credits : ( 3 -0- 0 ) 3
To introduce various aspects of VLSI circuits and their design including testing.
VLSI design methodology, VLSI technology- NMOS, CMOS and BICMOS circuit fabrication. Layout design rules. Stick diagram. Latch up.
Characteristics of MOS and CMOS switches. Implementation of logic circuits using MOS and CMOS technology, multiplexers and memory, MOS transistors, threshold voltage, MOS device design equations. MOS models, small-signal AC analysis. CMOS inverters, propagation delay of inverters, Pseudo NMOS, Dynamic CMOS logic circuits, power dissipation.
Programmable logic devices- antifuse, EPROM and SRAM techniques. Programmable logic cells. Programmable inversion and expander logic. Computation of interconnect delay, Techniques for driving large off-chip capacitors, long lines, Computation of interconnect delays in FPGAs Implementation of PLD, EPROM, EEPROM, static and dynamic RAM in CMOS.
An overview of the features of advanced FPGAs, IP cores, Soft core processors, Various factors determining the cost of a VLSI, Comparison of ASICs, FPGAs , PDSPs and CBICs . Fault tolerant VLSI architectures
VLSI testing -need for testing , manufacturing test principles, design strategies for test, chip level and system level test techniques.
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