Progressive in content and form, this text successfully bridges the gap between the circuit perspective and system perspective of digital integrated circuit design. Beginning with solid discussions on the operation of electronic devices and in-depth analysis of the nucleus of digital design, the text maintains a consistent, logical flow of subject matter throughout. The revision addresses today's most significant and compelling industry topics, including: the impact of interconnect, design for low power, issues in timing and clocking, design methodologies, and the tremendous effect of design automation on the digital design perspective. The revision reflects the ongoing evolution in digital integrated circuit design, especially with respect to the impact of moving into the deep-submicron realm.
Updating of technology of the deep-submicron realm-The piece makes sure that updates to most of the numeric values with respect to advancing processes can be accomplished easily, by making extensive use of the web page.
Interconnect material takes a more predominant position and is moved forward in the presentation.
Bipolar and non-silicon circuits have been removed-The sections on these approaches will be kept available to the occasional user through the web page.
A number of the circuit techniques have been removed or updated or newer approaches have been introduced-Reflects the changes in design approaches over the last decade.
A chapter on manufacturing technology has been introduced (Chapter 2)-Design methodologies are introduced throughout the text in synchronicity with the circuit content.
Table of Contents I. THE FABRICS.
2. The Manufacturing Process.
3. The Devices.
4. The Wire.
II. A CIRCUIT PERSPECTIVE.
5. The CMOS Inverter.
6. Designing Combinational Logic Gates in CMOS.
7. Designing Sequential Logic Circuits.
III. A SYSTEM PERSPECTIVE.
8. Implementation Strategies for Digital ICS.
9. Coping with Interconnect.
10. Timing Issues in Digital Circuits.
11. Designing Arithmetic Building Blocks.
12. Designing Memory and Array Structures.