VL720 Digital IC Design

Course Name: 

VL720 Digital IC Design


M.Tech (VLSI)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 



Introduction to MOSFETs. MOSFET logic circuits. CAD tools for VLSI design. MOSFET logic gates. Interfacing CMOS and Bipolar logic families. Circuit characterization and performance estimation – Resistance, Capacitance estimation – Switching characteristics – Delay models – Power dissipation – Packaging – Scaling of MOS transistor dimensions – Yield and Reliability. CMOS testing – Need for testing – Fault models – design strategies. CMOS subsystem design – Datapath operations – Addition, Multiplication, Counters, Shifters, Memory design. Interconnect design, Powergrid and clock design. Simulation exercises on MOSFET- characteristics and parameter extraction, logic gates, subsystems, timing and power dissipation.
Course Objectives:
To understand
  • MOS transistor theory.
  • Fabrication process for Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits.
  • How digital Circuits are designed and implemented at the transistor level in CMOS technology.
  • Delay & capacitance characterization and transient analysis used to optimize the performance of VLSI circuits.
  • Clocked systems within VLSI technology.


Jan M. Rabaey, Anantha Chandrakasan, and Borivoje Nikolic Digital Integrated Circuits – A design perspective,Pearson, 2003
S. M. Kang & Y. Leblebici, CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits, McGraw Hill, 1999.
David A Hodges, Horace G. Jackson and Resve Saleh, Analysis and Design of Digital Integrated Circuits, Mc GrawHill, 2003
N. Weste and K. Eshrangian, Principles of CMOS VLSI Design: A systems perspective, Addison Wesley, 1993.

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Dr. T. Laxminidhi,  Professor and Head, 
Department of E&C, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar,
Mangalore - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

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