EC2354 VLSI DESIGN lecture notes | for ECE - VII semester | by R.Anirudhan

EC2354 VLSI DESIGN lecture notes | for ECE - VII semester | 


syllabus :
UNIT I CMOS TECHNOLOGY 
A brief History-MOS transistor, Ideal I-V characteristics, C-V characteristics, Non ideal IV
effects, DC transfer characteristics - CMOS technologies, Layout design Rules, CMOS
process enhancements, Technology related CAD issues, Manufacturing issues

UNIT II CIRCUIT CHARACTERIZATION AND SIMULATION 
Delay estimation, Logical effort and Transistor sizing, Power dissipation, Interconnect,
Design margin, Reliability, Scaling- SPICE tutorial, Device models, Device
characterization, Circuit characterization, Interconnect simulation

UNIT III COMBINATIONAL AND SEQUENTIAL CIRCUIT DESIGN 
Circuit families –Low power logic design – comparison of circuit families – Sequencing
static circuits, circuit design of latches and flip flops, Static sequencing element
methodology- sequencing dynamic circuits – synchronizers

UNIT IV CMOS TESTING 
Need for testing- Testers, Text fixtures and test programs- Logic verification- Silicon
debug principles- Manufacturing test – Design for testability – Boundary scan

UNIT V SPECIFICATION USING VERILOG HDL 
Basic concepts- identifiers- gate primitives, gate delays, operators, timing controls,
procedural assignments conditional statements, Data flow and RTL, structural gate level
switch level modeling, Design hierarchies, Behavioral and RTL modeling, Test benches,
Structural gate level description of decoder, equality detector, comparator, priority
encoder, half adder, full adder, Ripple carry adder, D latch and D flip flop.
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