Course Detail:


VLSI Design

3 Credit Hour Course

Intended For Level 4 Term 2 Students


VLSI design methodology: top-down design approach, technology trends and design automation algorithms; Introduction to CMOS inverters and basic gates; Brief overview of CMOS fabrication process: layout and design rules; Basic CMOS circuit characteristics and performance estimation; Buffer circuit design; Complex CMOS gates, CMOS building blocks: adder, multiplier; data path and memory structures.
Hardware modeling: hardware modeling languages, logic networks, state diagrams, data-flow and sequencing graphs, behavioral optimization.
Architectural Synthesis: circuit specification, strategies for architectural optimization, data-path synthesis, control unit synthesis and synthesis of pipelined circuits.
ASIC design using FPGA and PLDs.