VSD - Circuit Design & SPICE Simulations - Part 2
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VSD - Circuit Design & SPICE Simulations - Part 2

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Created by Kunal Ghosh
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand, in brief, Physics of MOSFET
  • Run smart SPICE simulations on your own and test your own circuits
  • Get better understanding of Timing Analysis
  • Learn VLSI from scratch to advanced (this includes my other courses as well)
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Requirements
  • Basic understanding on Industiral physical design flow, clock tree synthesis and static timing analysis to get applications of this course
  • Even if you are not aware of above one's, that's even better, you can start from scratch
Description

This is a follow-up course on my previous one "Circuit design and SPICE simulations - Part1" 

It is a must, that you go through Part 1 of this course, to fully understand and apply using open source tools. This course will help you do some advanced quick SPICE simulations, while you analyze the behavior of your devices.

In this course we will cover:

1.Voltage Transfer Characteristics - SPICE simulations

2.Static behavior Evaluation : CMOS inverter Robustness

•Switching Threshold

•Noise margin

•Power supply variation

•Device variation

So let's get started (again) and keep those questions coming in the forum, and I will answer all of them.

See you in class !!


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested to know, what drives this $Billion VLSI industry
  • Anyone looking to do some practical and hands-on work on SPICE simulations
  • Any professional already doing Static Timing Analysis and wants to go into details of delay models
  • Anyone looking to stay for a long time in VLSI domain
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 26 Lectures Collapse All 26 Lectures 02:53:59
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Introduction
1 Lecture 00:58
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Voltage Transfer Characteristics - SPICE simulations
5 Lectures 23:24
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Static behavior Evaluation : CMOS inverter Robustness - Switching Threshold
6 Lectures 01:00:08
Switching Threshold, Vm
09:33

Analytical expresssion of Vm as a function of (W/L)p and (W/L)n
11:02

Analytical expression of (W/L/)p and (W/L)n as a function of Vm
09:30


Static and dynamic simulation of CMOS inverter with increased PMOS width
10:05

Applications of CMOS inverter in clock network and STA
09:48

Switching threshold quiz
6 questions
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Static behavior Evaluation : CMOS inverter Robustness - Noise Margin
4 Lectures 36:56
Introduction to noise margin
09:08

Noise margin voltage parameters
08:56

Noise margin equation and summary
08:25

Noise margin variation with respect to PMOS width
10:27

Noise margin quiz
4 questions
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Static behavior Evaluation : CMOS inverter Robustness - Power supply variation
4 Lectures 23:36
Smart SPICE simulation for power supply variations
10:01



Advantages and disadvantages using low supply voltage
10:49

Power supply variation quiz
4 questions
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Static behavior Evaluation : CMOS inverter Robustness - Device variation
5 Lectures 24:56
Sources of variation - Etching process
09:43

Sources of variation - oxide thickness
04:42

Smart SPICE simulation for device variations
07:39



Device variation quiz
2 questions
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 06:35
Conclusion
06:35
About the Instructor
Kunal Ghosh
4.3 Average rating
1,216 Reviews
11,110 Students
12 Courses
Growth Hacker & Co-Founder at VLSI System Design(VSD)

As a 'Growth Hacker', I intend to help students/professionals build their profile even stronger in semiconductors and VLSI, by creating courses at every possible domain in Back end. The experiments which I perform in VSD courses using open-source EDA tools, are of similar complexity of current chip design industry. Till date I have nurtured around 10000+ students and professionals through videos and many of them have been placed or moved to leading semiconductor industries. I have been doing this part time for past 6 years, and now doing this full time at VSD. Happy Learning!!

Now, to be really successful in the field of VLSI and Semiconductors, you need to take the courses in below order:

1) VSD - Physical design flow

2) VSD - Clock tree synthesis - Part 1 & 2

3) VSD - Signal Integrity

4) VSD - Static timing analysis - Part 1 & 2 (Can be taken in between)

5) VSD - Circuit design and SPICE simulations Part 1 & Part 2 (This is the core of VLSI, so you can take it in beginning or end)

6) VLSI - Essential concepts and detailed interview guide (This course is a glimpse of all above courses, but for details of each topic, you need to take course 1) to 5).)

7) VSD - Custom Layout (Can be taken in between) 

8) VSD - Library characterization and modelling - Part 1 (STA-1 and 2, Circuit design and SPICE simulations-1 and 2 are mandatory)

Connect with me for more guidance !!

Hope you enjoy the session best of luck for future !!