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Course Detail

Course Name VLSI Design
Course Code 15ECE313
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Semester Six
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

MOSFETs as switches – NMOS and CMOS physical layouts and stick diagrams. Physical structure of integrated circuits: NMOS and CMOS layers – Designing FET arrays – FET sizing and unit transistor – Physical design of logic gates and design hierarchies.

Unit 2

Analysis of MOS logic gates: DC switching characteristics of NMOS and CMOS inverters – DC characteristics of NAND and NOR gates – Transient response – Gate design for transient performance – Transmission gates and pass transistors.

Unit 3

Designing high speed CMOS logic networks: Gate delays – Driving large capacitive loads – Logical effort – BiCMOS drivers – Clocking and data flow control – Advanced techniques in CMOS logic circuits: Mirror circuits – Pseudo-NMOS – Tristate circuits – Clocked CMOS, Dynamic CMOS logic circuits.

Text Books

  1. J. P. Uyemura, “Introduction to VLSI Circuits and Systems”, John Wiley and Sons, Second Edition, 2002
  2. David A Hodges, Horace Jackson, ResveSaleth, ”Analysis and Design of Digital Integrated Circuits”, McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, Third Edition, 2003.


  1. Sung-Mo Kang, Yusuf Leblechi, “CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits – Analysis and Design”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, Third Edition, 2003.
  2. Neil Weste, David Harris, Ayan Banerjee, “CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective”, Pearson Education, Third Edition, 2005.

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