Anything to give someone an introduction to VLSI circuits?

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  1. HunterDX77M

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    Hello!

    I'll be taking a course on VLSI circuits next semester, but I want to hit the ground running by learning now. Are there any learning materials out there that would give a complete beginner a good introduction to VLSI? I'm thinking about something in the realm of "VLSI for Dummies," but unfortunately, that title doesn't exist (yet). Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

    Wish me luck on my finals. :)
     
  2. tshuck

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    Understand your transistor basics, particularly MOSFETs. Understand the physics behind their operation.

    CMOS will be the bulk of the content, provided the class is what I'm imagining.

    One really good resource is the Microelectronics Circuits book by Sedra & Smith. It is a great resource for many circuits.
     
  3. MKCheruvu

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    A good book to understand VLSI is : Basic VLSI Design by Douglas A. Pucknell, Eshraghian
     
  4. HunterDX77M

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    Thanks for your responses guys. I'll be sure to dig up my old Electronics notes and study MOSFET's and check out the books you guys mentioned.
     
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