The course covers theory and techniques of VLSI design, modern VLSI processes and new challenges in this era. Topics include: MOS theory, VLSI manufacturing process, layout design, layout analysis, VLSI sub-system design and VLSI testing. The course is project-based and students should spend enough time out of the class for exercises and projects (at least 8 hr/week).
- Ming-Bo Lin, Introduction to VLSI Systems: A Logic, Circuit, and System Perspective, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012.
- N. Weste and Harris, Principles of CMOS VLSI Design, 2009.
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