# 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
VLSI Design

## Linear delay model in VLSI

This post tells about logical effort and parasitic delay in linear delay model in VLSI. As was shown before delay linearly depends on the…

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## Power in VLSI design

This post tells about the definition of power in VLSI design.  There is several terms of power we must consider: instantaneous power and average…

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## CMOS gate logic

This post answers the question "What is CMOS gate logic?". A CMOS gate is a system consisting of a pMOS pull-up network connected to…

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## CMOS techniques

This post covers CMOS formation techniques. There are a few CMOS formation technologies: 1. P-well process 2. N-well process 3. Twin-well process 4. Triple-well…

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## CMOS device formation steps

This post covers CMOS device formation stepsCMOS processing is divided into two parts – FEOL (front-end-of-line) and BEOL (back-end of line). The CMOS device…

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## Delay

This post tells about types of delay in VLSI. When designing semiconductor devices it is very important to take into consideration the speed and…