Analog and Digital CMOS – IC Design Course

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Working of MOS transistors – Ideal IV characteristics of a MOSFET

The MOSFET is considered to be one of the most important inventions in the field of electronics. Moreover, transistors are the building blocks of modern ICs. Hence, to design an IC it is imperative to understand the workings of MOSFETs in detail. This is an easy and in-depth explanation of the ideal IV characteristics of MOSFETs with mathematical derivations and study of various related graphs. Let’s begin!

Second order Effects – Non ideal IV characteristics of MOSFET

Now that we’ve covered what the ideal performance of a MOS should be like, it’s time to snap back to reality. The actual performance of a MOSFET is riddled with issues that any IC designer needs to navigate and fully understand. Let’s take a probe and dive into this highly detailed guide on everything non-ideal about the MOSFET. Strap in! This is going to be a long one.

CMOS Inverter – The ultimate guide on its working and advantages

Here’s the star of this course, the CMOS inverter. We’ll build up on the knowledge we gained in the last two posts, introduce the CMOS inverter, then we’ll transition to its regions of operations and its Voltage Transfer Curve (VTC). We’ll also look at the noise factor. This is the ultimate guide on the CMOS inverter and its working.

Propagation Delay in CMOS Inverters

The need for speed in computing devices gets real here. Propagation delay is a major factor while designing an IC chip. You don’t want to inadvertently miscalculate factors that have a negative impact on the speed of a CMOS device and end up with a slow chip. In this post, we will take a detailed look into what propagation delay is, and the factors that control it.

CMOS Inverter – Power and Energy Consumption

Battery life is a principal factor in portable electronics. Integrated Circuits form the heart of any electronic device. So it’s natural that you would want to study what causes the power and energy consumption in CMOS devices. Well, here’s the definitive guide for that.

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New posts are still being added to this course. 

What will you learn in this course?

  • Understand the working and physics of MOS transistors
  • Noise models in MOS transistors
  • Short channel effects
  • Understand the working of CMOS in static, transient, and dynamic modes
  • To understand practical limitations and potential trade-offs in CMOS IC design
  • Design of common digital electronic circuits using CMOS inverter

What is the target of this course?

This course is part of our VLSI and Analog electronics track. We have designed these tracks and courses to equip learners with the basic requirements for entry-level jobs or internships in the field of frontend or backend VLSI design, and Analog/Hardware design.

Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

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