CPEN 411:VLSI Systems Design

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Historical perspective and future trends of large-scale integrated circuits. Behavioral models and circuit simulation of digital systems. Design methodology. CMOS devices and deep sub-micron manufacturing technology.  CMOS inverters and complex gates. Modeling of interconnect wires. Optimization of designs with respect to a number of metrics: cost, reliability, performance, and power dissipation. Designing combinational logic gates in CMOS. Designing sequential circuits. Interconnect and timing considerations, and clocking approaches. Design of large system blocks, including arithmetic, interconnect, memories, and programmable logic arrays. VLSI combinatorial and sequential testing and verification, scan design. Introduction to system design methodologies including hands-on experience