M.Tech. VLSI Design & CAD:Low Power CMOS Design

Thapar University
In Patiala

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  • Master
  • Patiala

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Semester I

Physics of Semiconductor Devices
IC Fabrication Technology
Digital VLSI Design
CAD Systems Environment
Research Methodology

Second Semester

Analog IC Design
Hardware Description Languages
Embedded Systems

Third Semester

Thesis starts

Fourth Semester


Low Power CMOS Design

Low Power Microelectronics: Retrospect and Prospect, Fundamentals of power dissipation in microelectronic devices, Estimation of power dissipation due to switching, short circuit, sub-threshold leakage, and diode leakage currents.

CMOS Scaling: Scaling for High Performance and Low-Power. Low Voltage Technologies and Circuits: Threshold Voltage Scaling and Control, Multiple Threshold CMOS (MTCMOS), Substrate Bias Controlled Variable Threshold CMOS. Testing Issues: Design and test of low-voltage CMOS circuits.

Circuit And Logic Styles: Power-conscious logic Styles, Adiabatic Logic Circuits. Power Analysis and optimization: Power Analysis Techniques, Power Optimization Techniques, Energy recovery techniques, Software power estimation and optimization Low-Power Memory Circuits and architectures.

Power Conscious high-level synthesis Silicon-on-Insulator Based Technologies.

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