M.Tech. VLSI Design & CAD:VLSI Subsystem Design

Thapar University
In Patiala

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Important information

  • Master
  • Patiala

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
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


VLSI Subsystem Design

Review of Transistor, Inverter Analysis, CMOS Process and Masking Sequence, Layer Properties and Parasitic Estimation.

VLSI Design Flow, Design Methodologies, Abstraction Levels.

Design of Data Processing Elements: Adder Architectures, Multiplier Architectures, Counter Architectures, ALU Architectures, Design of Storage Elements: Latches, Flip-Flops, Registers, Register Files.

Design of Control Part: Moore & Mealy Machines, PLA Based Implementation, Random Logic Implementation, Micro-programmed Implementation.

Structuring of Logic Design: PLA Design, PLA Architectures, Gates Array Cell Design, Concept of Standard Cell Based Design, Cell Library Design.

Memory Design: SRAM cell, Various DRAM cells, RAM Architectures, Address Decoding, Read/Write Circuitry, Sense Amplifier and their Design, ROM Design.

Clocking Strategies, Clock Skew, Clock Distribution and Routing, Clock Buffering, Clock Domains, Gated Clock, Clock Tree.

Synchronization Failure and Meta-stability.

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