CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits: A First Course teaches the fundamentals of modern CMOS technology by focusing on central themes and avoiding overwhelming details. Extensive examples, self-exercises, and end-of-chapter problems assist in teaching the current practices of industry and subjects taught by graduate courses in microelectronics. Computer engineering curriculums can remove the analog electronics prerequisite altogether when adopting this book.The flow of material begins with a review of previous courses in circuit and logic theory relevant to digital electronics. Elementary semiconductor physics then gives students an intuitive feel for how diodes and transistors work, followed by chapters on transistors and how they are combined to make simple logic gates. The book then shows how transistor logic circuits are designed from the logical Boolean equations that form the initial launch of a design, with designing for lower power consumption as a priority subject.
This book is also unique in that it presents timing, the most difficult of the computer designer's tasks, and an issue that is avoided by all other textbooks. The remaining chapters describe memory, metal thermal and capacitive properties, FPGAs, layout, and then concludes with a chapter on how circuits are made in a chip factory.
* CMOS technology written specifically for (and tested by) undergaduates.
* Equal treatment to both types of MOSFET transistors that make up computer circuits.
* Power properties of logic circuits.
* Physical and electrical properties of metals.
* Introduction of timing circuit electronics.
* Introduction of layout.
* Real-world examples and problem sets.
* Instructor resources include solutions to problems and PowerPoint lecture slides
Undergraduate courses in electrical and computer engineering curricula. Professionals needing a solid, foundational reference focusing on modern IC technology.
2: Semiconductor Physics
3: MOSFET Transistors
4: Metal Interconnect Properties
5: CMOS Inverter
6: CMOS NAND, NOR, and Transmission Gates
7: CMOS Design Styles
8: Sequential Logic Gate Design and Timing
9: Memory Circuits
10: Programmable Logic FPGAs
11: CMOS Circuit Layout
12: How Chips are Made
About the authors
Charles Hawkins has been teaching undergraduate and graduate EE courses in digital and analog electronics for over 30 years and has been teaching short courses to the chip industry in the USA, Europe, and Australia for 25 years. He has done on-site research with Sandia National Labs, Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, Philips Semiconductors, and Philips Research Lab and has co-authored four books on CMOS electronics and circuit analysis.
Jaume Segura is a Professor in the Physics Department at the Universitat de les Iles Balears in Spain. He has taught graduate courses in VLSI design and microelectronics test engineering as well as undergraduate courses in digital and analog electronics and microprocessors and logic design. He has conducted extensive research or consulted with Intel, Airbus, and Philips Semiconductor and is the co-author of two books.
Payman Zarkesh-Ha is a Professor in the ECE Dept. at the University of New Mexico (UNM). He teaches graduate and undergraduate VLSI, digital, and analog electronics. Prior to joining UNM, he worked for five years at LSI Logic Corp, where he worked on interconnect architecture design for the next ASIC generations. He has published over 60 refereed papers and holds 12 issued patents. His research interests are statistical modeling of nanoelectronic devices and systems, and design for manufacturability, low-power, and high performance VLSI designs.