Introduction to VLSI Design by Dr. Robert Reese
Dr. Robert ReesePh.D., Texas A&M University, 1985
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- VLSI CAD Frameworks
- Computer Architecture
- High-Level System Synthesis
- VHDL Modeling
- Asynchronous Design
- Overview of VLSI Design, Chapter 1 (1.1 to 1.5).
- MIPS Processor example, Chapter 1 (1.6-1.12).
- CMOS Gate Layout, Chapter 1 (1.5), Chap 3 (3.1 to 3.3).
- MOS Transistor Theory , Chapter 2.
- Notes on transistor sizing , Chapter 2.
- MOS Non-ideal Transistors , Chapter 2. News item on new gate materials for lower leakage, News item on technique for improving electron mobility, IBM Link on strained silicon
- Inverter DC and Transient response , Chapter 2.
- Basic RC inverter delay model, improving average delay, skewed gates
- Notes on RC delay computation for static CMOS gates
- Delay prediction using a 2D Lookup Table
- Power Management ,Chapter 5 Interconnect (Wires) Chapter 6
- Combinational Circuits, Chapter 9
- Circuit Families, Chapter 9
- DCVSL Logic, Chapter 9
- Charge Coupling Problem, dynamic logic
- Sequential Circuits
- Packaging, IO, Chapter 13
- SRAMS , Chapter 12
- Memory Decoding , Notes
- CPU Evolution
These lecture notes are information that I have put together from various knowledge sources; very little is original creation by myself. I have tried to give credit to original sources if at all possible. Several lectures are Powerpoint slides created by David Harrison, the author of our textbook.
DRAMs, Non-volatile Memories (basic SRAMS covered in VLSI 1)
- DRAM Intro
- Some notes on DRAM technology by David Morano, Northeastern Univ
- Introduction to Non-volatile Memory
- Floating Point Introduction
- Floating Point slides by Behrooz Parhami . These slides are from Dr. Parhami's textbook website and cover Chapters 17-20 from his textbook, Computer Arithmetic: Algorithms and Hardware Designs . Because of the large number of slides in this presentation, the following are the ones that we will discuss in class: 1-13, 33-34,40,41, 42.
- TUESDAY KEYNOTE | Perspective of the Future Semiconductor Industry: Challenges and Solutions Speaker: Oh-Hyun Kwon - President, System LSI Division, Samsung Semiconductor Business
- Thousand-Core Chips - A Technology Perspective, Shekhar Y. Borkar - Intel Corp.
- 42.4 Multi-Core Design Automation Challenges Speaker/Author: John Darringer - IBM Corp
ASIC CAD Flows