M.Tech. VLSI Design & CAD:CAD for VLSIThapar University
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First Semester I
Physics of Semiconductor Devices
IC Fabrication Technology
Digital VLSI Design
CAD Systems Environment
Analog IC Design
Hardware Description Languages
CAD for VLSI
`Introduction to VLSI design methodologies and supporting CAD environment.
Schematic editors: Parsing: Reading files, describing data formats, Graphics & Plotting Layout. Layout Editor: Turning plotter into an editor. Layout language: Parameterized cells, PLA generators, Introduction to Silicon compiler, Datapath. Compiler, Placement & routing, Floor planning.
Layout Analysis: Design rules, Object based DRC, Edge based layout operations. Module generators.
Simulation: Types of simulation, Behavioral simulator, logic simulator, functional simulator & Circuit simulator.
Simulation Algorithms: Compiled code and Event-driven. Optimization Algorithms: Greedy methods, simulated annealing, genetic algorithm and neural models.
Testing ICs: Fault simulation, Aids for test generation and testing. Computational complexity issues: Big Oh and big omega terms.
Recent topics in CAD-VLSI: Array compilers, hardware software co-design, high-level synthesis tools and VHDL modeling.