Prepublication quote: '[The top-down] emphasis of the text ... should be right on the money and is very timely.' Joanne DeGroat, Ohio State University
VLSI circuits are ubiquitous in the modern world, and designing them efficiently is becoming increasingly challenging with the development of ever smaller chips. This practically oriented textbook covers the important aspects of VLSI design using a top-down approach, reflecting the way digital circuits are actually designed. Using practical hints and tips, case studies and checklists, this comprehensive guide to how and when to design VLSI circuits, covers the advances, challenges and past mistakes in design, acting as an introduction to graduate students and a reference for practising electronic engineers.
This practical, tool-independent guide to designing digital circuits takes a unique, top-down approach, reflecting the nature of the design process in industry. Starting with architecture design, the book comprehensively explains the why and how of digital circuit design, using the physics designers need to know, and no more.
About the Author
Hubert Kaeslin is head of the Microelectronics Design Center at ETH Zürich, where he is also a lecturer in the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 1985 from ETH and has 10 years' experience teaching VLSI to students and professionals.