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Modern VLSI Design: IP-Based Design, Fourth Edition by Wayne Wolf

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1Digital Systems and VLSI

Highlights:

VLSI and Moore’s Law.CMOS technology.Hierarchical design.The VLSI design process.IP-based design.

Moore’s Law (Figure 1-3).

Moore’s Law (Figure 1-3).

1.1 Why Design Integrated Circuits?

This book describes design methods for integrated circuits. That may seem like a specialized topic. But, in fact, integrated circuit (IC) technology is the enabling technology for a whole host of innovative devices and systems that have changed the way we live. Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce received the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention of the integrated circuit; without the integrated circuit, neither ...

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