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Digital Integrated Circuit Design

1999 Edition, September 30, 1999

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ISBN: 9780195125849
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  • Revision: 1999 Edition, September 30, 1999
  • Published Date: September 30, 1999
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Page Count: 559
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The impact of digital integrated circuits on our modem society has been pervasive. Without them, the current computer and information-technology revolution would not exist. Digital integrated circuits represent the most important enabling technology in this revolution. This is largely true because of the immense amount of signal and computer processing that can be realized in a single integrated circuit; modem integrated circuits may contain millions of logic gates. This textbook is intended to take readers having only a minimal background and knowledge in electronics to the point at which they can design state-of-the-art digital integrated circuits.

Designing high-performance digital integrated circuits requires expertise in many different areas; these include semiconductor physics, integrated circuit processing, transistor-level design, logic-level design, system-level design, testing, etc. All of these topics are covered in this text, although the emphasis is on transistor-level design of digital integrated circuits and systems. This contrasts with many other texts in which more of a system-level or very large-scale integration approach is emphasized with transistor-level details minimized. It is the author's belief that before system-level considerations can be properly evaluated, an in-depth understanding of transistor-level design must first be obtained. This is not to suggest that important system-level considerations are not covered; indeed important system-level concepts such as timing, pipelining, clock distribution, and system building blocks are dealt with in detail, but the emphasis is on transistors. Throughout the book, we have attempted to provide physical and intuitive explanations, and although mathematical quantitative analyses of many circuits have necessarily been presented, we have attempted not to "miss seeing the forest because of the trees." In other words, this book attempts to present the critical underlying concepts without becoming entangled in tedious and overcomplicated circuit analyses.