Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) Circuit Design is the process of designing a large computer chip (more specifically, an integrated circuit, or IC), using computer-aided design (CAD) tools on a workstation or a personal computer (PC). The course demands learning the principles of VLSI design, designing and fabricating the stateof-the-art VLSI chips, understanding the complete design flow and expertise to design CMOS chips for industrial requirements. The curriculum focuses on employing hierarchical design methods and understanding the design issues at the various levels of hierarchy. Students are exposed to various design softwares in this programme. Also, they learn to design, simulate, implement and test complex digital systems using FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays).

The main objectives of this course are to analyze the electrical and design characteristics of transistors, gates and to study the issues and methodologies involved in the integration of these devices into complex high-performance systems.

Duration of the Course : Two years

Eligibility Criteria :

  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering

Course of Study

Semester I Semester II Semester III Semester IV
CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits Computer Architecture and Processor Design Embedded Systems Dissertation
Digital Signal Processing Low Power VLSI Circuits Elective III
Solid State Devices and Modeling Testing of VLSI Circuits Elective IV
Digital Design Computer Aided Design of VLSI Circuits Elective V
Analysis and Design of Analog and Mixed Signal VLSI Circuits Elective I Minor Project
VLSI Design Laboratory I Elective II
Cultural Education* VLSI Design Laboratory II

Electives Offered

Elective I Elective II Elective III Elective IV Elective V
VLSI Signal Processing and Processors FPGA based System Design Functional Verification of Digital circuits Design for Test Design of Semiconductor Memories
Principles of Multicarrier Communications Compressive Sensing for VLSI Soft Computing Image and Video Processing Algorithms Embedded Controller and Real Time Operating System
Hardware Software Co-Synthesis RFIC Devices and Modeling Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits Nano Electronics Analog Subsystem Design
VLSI Fabrication Technology Cryptography and Applications Wavelets and Applications CMOS RF System Design Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
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