CUSTOM LAYOUT DESIGN(VLSI Custom Layout Design)
Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating an integrated circuit by combining millions of transistors into a single chip for specific set of functions. This course explores semiconductor process technologies from 0.18um to 28nm -14nm and covers Custom Analog, Digital and optionally Mixed-Signal layout skills. Layout Design starts generally with a schematic of the circuit design and involves custom layout using EDA tools. It is the back-end activity of standard cells/Analog IP/ … which involves layout design of transistor level circuits. Course deals with fundamentals of CMOS devices, second order effects, device matching, PAE, double patterning concepts, RC Extraction, layout guidelines, shielding, Physical verification and related topics. Also involves optionally layout design of one of the IPs such as BGR/PLL/ADC/opamp.
The course starts with pre-requisite courses in Unix OS, Programming & scripting languages. Class assignments, Labs and practice examples are realistic to understand the concepts better and get an overview of the design requirements.
- Education: B.E./B.Tech
- Streams: Electronics(ECE), Electrical(EEE) and Computer Science(CSE)