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CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits, A first course

CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits

A first course  

by Charles Hawkins, Jaume Segura, Payman Zarkesh-Ha

This undergraduate textbook for electrical and computer engineering students is dedicated solely to digital CMOS electronics. It covers many of the topics of graduate level textbooks, but in an introductory style specifically crafted (and course tested) for undergraduates. Students will not need a prerequisite in analog electronics, allowing instructors flexibility in course scheduling. This book blends the academic and industrial experience of the authors to define a base of electronics instruction for the CMOS chip industry.

CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits: A First Course teaches the fundamentals of modern CMOS technology by focusing on central themes and avoiding excessive 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.

Key Features

  • CMOS technology written specifically for (and tested by) undergraduates.
  • 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.

About the Author

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, Canada, and Australia for 25 years. He has completed on-site research projects with Sandia National Labs, Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, Philips Semiconductors, and Philips Research Lab and has co-authored three 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 coauthor of two CMOS electronic books.

Payman Zarkesh-Ha is a Professor in the ECE Department 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 Corporation, where he developed 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.

Publication Year: 2012

Pages: 400

ISBN-13: 978-1-61353-002-3

Format: HBK

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