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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Digital IC Design

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


This is a most fundamental Digital Circuit Design course for pursing a major in VLSI. We do not deal with any Verilog coding during this course and instead discuss transistor level circuit design concepts in great detail. Over learning objectives of this course are:
  • Characterize the key delay quantities of a standard cell
  • Evaluate power dissipated in a circuit (dynamic and leakage)
  • Design a circuit to perform a certain functionality with specified speed
  • Identify the critical path of a combinational circuit
  • Convert the combinational block to pipelined circuit
  • Calculate the maximum (worst case) operating frequency of the designed circuit
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any student interested in Circuit Design as applied to VLSI Design
PREREQUISITES : A course on digital logic design is a must for doing this course.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All VLSI Design companies



Week 1: The CMOS Inverter construction and Voltage Transfer Characteristics Week 2: Resistance and Capacitance and transient response. Week 3: Dynamic, Short Circuit and Leakage power – Stacking Effect Week 4: Combinational Circuit Design and capacitance Week 5: Parasitic Delay, Logical Effort and Electrical Effort Week 6: Gate sizing and Buffering Week 7: Asymmetric gate, Skewed gates, Ratio’ed logic Week 8: Dynamic Gates and Domino logic and Static Timing Analysis Week 9: Sequential circuits and feedback. Various D flip flop circuits – Static and Dynamic Week 10:Setup and Hold Time measurement. Timing analysis of latch/ flop based systems Week 11:Adders – Mirror adder, Carry Skip adder, Carry Select adder, Square Root adder Week 12:Multipliers – Signed and Unsigned arithmetic, Carry Save Multiplier implementation

Taught by

Prof. Janakiraman

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