Category: VLSI Design

Aim of the study element

To provide design basics of VLSI circuits and systems, and description of system platforms. To introduce the learner into logic synthesis, mapping, design, testing and verification principles.

Learning outcome

Having successfully completed this element you will be able to:

  • Understand the concet and basic principles of VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) and its design flow.
  • Be familiar with VLSI designs of MOS transistors, logic circuits and FPGAs.
  • Understand the main principles of modelling and optimisation for VLSI circuits and systems.

Covered topics

  • VLSI Introduction .
  • MOS theory and CMOS processing technology.
  • Circuit simulations.
  • Combinational and sequential circuit designs.
  • Datapath, array and special purpose subsystems.
  • Tools and VLSI methodology.
  • Testing, debugging and verification.
  • Applications