Introduction to VLSI Design (Bridge Course):
 

Title

Description

Duration in Hours

1. MOS Transistor
  1. MOS Structure

  2. MOS Operation

  3. MOSFET I-V Characteristics

  4. MOSFET Capacitances

2

2. Fabrication of MOSFETs

  1. Fabrication Process Flow: Basic Steps

  2. The CMOS n-Well Process

  3. Layout Design Rules

  4. Full-Custom Mask Layout Design

2

3. MOSFET Scaling & Small-Geometry Effects

  1. Transistor Scaling
  2. Velocity Saturation & Mobility Degradation
  3. Narrow Channel Effect
  4. Subthreshold Condition
  5. Punch Through, Electromigration & Latch Up

1

4. The CMOS Inverter

  1. The Static CMOS Inverter - An Intuitive Perspective

  2. Evaluating the Robustness of the CMOS Inverter

  3. Performance of CMOS Inverter: The Dynamic Behavior

  4. Power, Energy & Energy - Delay

2

5. Design Methodologies & current trends

  1. From Custom to Semi-custom and Structured Array Design Approaches

  2. Current Trends

2


Reference Books:
  1. CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits By Sung-Mo Kang, Yusuf Leblebici
  2. Digital Integrated Circuits By Jan M. Rabaey, Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Borivoje Nikolic
  3. CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuit And Systems Perspective, 3/E By Weste, Weste Neil H.E.