Intermediate VLSI Certification Program

Course           Intermediate VLSI Design (VLSI Level 2)
Category        Full length Certified Course
Duration         8 weeks (52 hours)
Timings          6.30pm to 8.30pm
Frequency     M-W-F (Theory & Labs)
Eligibility        FE/SE/TE/BE/ME/MS/Diploma/MTech and Basic VLSI Level 1

"Intermediate nano VLSI Key features"

Course Description :
• The course explores the design aspects involved in the realization of CMOS integrated circuits/systems from device up to the register/subsystem level. It addresses major design methodologies with emphasis placed on structured full custom design. The course includes the study of the MOS device, critical interconnect and gate characteristics that determine the performance of VLSI circuits. It also includes CMOS logic design from transistor level schematic to layout.

Course Outline with objectives:
• Create transistor-level circuit-schematics and mask-layout for digital integrated circuits.

• Analyze these circuits with hand calculations to predict their performance in terms of delay, area, and power   dissipation.

• Optimize the performance of a circuit.

• Design circuits in a variety of different logic families: Static CMOS, Dynamic CMOS, Ratioed Logic.

• Design complex systems containing a variety of blocks: random logic, integer arithmetic, and memories.

• Analyze the first-order effects of complex and emerging trends in VLSI technology: noise, crosstalk,    inductance, defects, and packaging.

• Use state-of-the art computer-aided design (CAD) tools to layout, simulate and verify your circuits.

• Design project is presented in a formal report due at the end of the certified course.

Text Books:
1. Introduction to VLSI Design, E.D.Fabricius, 1990.
2. Principles of CMOS VLSI Design a System Perspective, Neil H.E.Weste, Kamran Eshraghian,
    Addison-Wesley, 2005.
3. Basic VLSI Design, D. A. Pucknell, Kamran Eshraghian, Prentice Hall. Publication year 2010 3rd edition