Digital VLSI Systems Design
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This course covers the fundamental techniques for the design, analysis and layout of digital CMOS circuits and systems.  Major topics include: MOSFET basics (structure and behavior of a MOSFET, CMOS fabrication, and design rules), detailed analysis of the CMOS inverter (static behavior, ratioed vs. ratioless design, noise margins, computing rise and fall times, delay models, resistance and capacitance estimation, design and layout of static CMOS logic gates, dynamic CMOS logic design, sequential circuit design (static and dynamic sequential circuit elements, clocking schemes and clock optimization), CMOS data path design.  Graduate-level requirements include additional homework and term projects.

University of Arizona College of Engineering