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Code : SEL4743
Subject Name (malay) : ASAS VLSI DIGIT
Subject Name : BASIC DIGITAL VLSI
Year Taken :
SEE : -
SEI : -
SEM : -
SER : -
SEL : Year 4 Semester 1
SEP : -
SET : -
SEW : Year 4 Semester 1
SEC : -
Type : Lecture
Credit : 3
Lectures Hours : 3  
Tutorial Hours : 0  
Prerequisite : SEE3243
Objective : To introduce students to basic techniques to design and analyze VLSI circuits.  
Course Outcomes :   At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

CO1 Understand the integrated circuit technology and design process.
CO2 Design logic circuits using CMOS transistors.
CO3 Use CAD software to design circuits and draw VLSI layout.
C04 Be able to work in a team and communicate effectively to solve a design problem.  
Mapping of Course Outcome (CO) to Programme Outcome (PO)  
 
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2,a 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CO2
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2,b 
2,a 
1,b 
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2,a 
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CO3
 
 
 
1,b 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1,b 
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1 = strong emphasis, 2 = medium emphasis, 3 = low emphasis
a = examinations, tests, quizzes; b = assignment, report; c = group presentation, laboratory, seminar; d = thesis, e = site visit
Contents :  
  1. Introduction : Integration levels and technology evolution of integrated circuits. Design issues. (3 Hours)
  2. MOS Transistor : Characteristics, structure, switch-level behaviour, current equation, parasitic capacitance, SPICE model. (6 Hours)
  3. CMOS Inverter : Voltage-transfer characteristic, noise margin, inversion point, propagation delay, power dissipation. (6 Hours)
  4. IC Fabrication Process : Fabrication steps. Layout and design rules, stick diagram. (3 Hours)
  5. Circuit Design : Design technique for complementary CMOS, ratioed logic circuits, pass transistor and transmission gate circuits, dynamic circuits. Logic style comparison. (9 Hours)
  6. Latch and Flip-Flop Circuits : Timing metrics. C2MOS, TSPC flip-flops. (3 Hours)
  7. Interconnect Issues: Interconnect parameters, wire models, cross talk. (6 Hours)
  8. Subsystem Design : Adder and RAM circuits. (6 Hours)
 
Coordinator :   En. Nasir Shaikh Husin  
Reference(s) : J. M. Rabaey, A. Chandrakasan and B. Nikolić, Digital Integrated Circuits: A Design Perspective. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2003.

N. H. E. Weste and D. Harris, CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective. 3rd ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, 2005.

S-M. Kang and Y. Leblebici, CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits. 2nd ed. Singapore: WCB/McGraw-Hill, 1999.

K. Martin, Digital Integrated Circuit Design. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000.  
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Synopsis (malay) : Kursus ini memperkenalkan pelajar kepada teknologi VLSI. Ia dimulai dengan sejarah evolusi teknologi litar bersepadu. Isu yang penting apabila membuat rekabentuk litar VLSI dibincang.

Transistor MOS dipelajari dengan mendalam, termasuk ciri, struktur, perangai tahap suis, dan persamaan arus. Model SPICE untuk transistor MOS juga diterangkan. Litar paling mudah iaitu penyongsang, dipelajari secara menyeluruh. Ciri pindah voltan, julat hingar dan cara untuk menetapkan titik penyongsangan diselidiki.

Bagaimana IC dibikin diterangkan. Proses pembikinan dihuraikan. Bentangan, aturan rekabentuk dan rajah lidi dijelaskan.

Kursus ini mengajar bagaimana untuk reka litar. Logik CMOS, “ratioed”, transistor lulus dan dinamik akan diliputi. Kelebihan dan kekurangan setiap kaedah rekaan logik diterangkan. Prestasi lengah dan kuasa setiap jenis logik dibandingkan. Litar selak dan flip-flop diliputi.

Isu sambungan apabila pelbagai komponen disambungkan akan dibincang. Untuk memahami rekabentuk secara menyeluruh, rekaan subsistem dalam bentuk litar penambah dan RAM dimasukkan.  
Synopsis : This course introduces students to VLSI technology. A historical perspective on the evolution of integrated circuit technology is covered. Important issues when designing a VLSI circuit are discussed.

MOS transistors are studied in detail, including their characteristics, structure, switch-level behaviour, and current equation. SPICE model of a MOS transistor is also described. The simplest circuit, an inverter, is studied in detail. Its voltage-transfer characteristic, noise margin and how to control the inversion point is investigated.

How an IC is fabricated is described. Fabrication processes are elaborated. Layout, design rules and stick diagram are explained.

This course teaches how to design circuits. Several logic families will be introduced. Advantages and disadvantages of each logic design style are explained. Delay and power performance of each logic family is also compared. Latch, flip-flop and memory circuits are also covered.

Interconnect issues, when various components are connected together, are elaborated. To gain a better understanding of a complete design, a subsystem design in the form of adder and RAM circuits is included.  
Evaluation :  
Lecturer(s) : 1 Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khalil Mohd. Hani khalil@fke.utm.my
2 En. Nasir Shaikh Husin nasirsh@utm.my  
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Prepared Date : 0000-00-00  
Certified By :  
Certified Date : 0000-00-00  
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