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Digital Integrated Circuit Design
From VLSI Architectures to CMOS Fabrication

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  • Date Published: April 2008
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print April 2012
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521882675
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  • VLSI circuits are ubiquitous in the modern world, and designing them efficiently is becoming increasingly challenging with the development of ever smaller chips. This practically oriented textbook covers the important aspects of VLSI design using a top-down approach, reflecting the way digital circuits are actually designed. Using practical hints and tips, case studies and checklists, this comprehensive guide to how and when to design VLSI circuits, covers the advances, challenges and past mistakes in design, acting as an introduction to graduate students and a reference for practising electronic engineers.

    • Uses a top-down approach, reflecting the way circuits are designed in industry, moving from VLSI architecture design to CMOS fabrication
    • Key concepts and theory are explained when needed to provide the student with useful insights
    • Practical hints and tips, case studies and checklists provide a how and when guide to design
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    "Kaeslin (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) has provided a fresh top-down approach that makes the subject simple to teach and easy to learn...Students, instructors and practicing engineers will find it very useful."
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521882675
    • length: 866 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 190 x 45 mm
    • weight: 2.23kg
    • contains: 128 b/w illus. 483 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print April 2012
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to microelectronics
    2. From algorithms to architectures
    3. Functional verification
    4. Modelling hardware with VHDL
    5. The case for synchronous design
    6. Clocking of synchronous circuits
    7. Acquisition of asynchronous data
    8. Gate- and transistor-level design
    9. Energy efficiency and heat removal
    10. Signal integrity
    11. Physical design
    12. Design verification
    13. VLSI economics and project management
    14. A primer on CMOS technology
    15. Outlook
    Appendices: A. Elementary digital electronics
    B. Finite state machines
    C. VLSI designer's checklist
    D. Symbols and constants.

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    Hubert Kaeslin

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    Hubert Kaeslin, ETH Zürich
    Hubert Kaeslin is head of the Microelectronics Design Center at ETH Zürich, where he is also a lecturer in the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 1985 from ETH and has 10 years' experience teaching VLSI to students and professionals.

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