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by Dan Clein

ePub CMOS IC Layout: Concepts, Methodologies, and Tools download
Author:
Dan Clein
ISBN13:
978-0750671941
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0750671947
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Newnes (December 22, 1999)
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CMOS IC Layout will solve these problems by bridging the gap between theory and application.

CMOS IC Layout will solve these problems by bridging the gap between theory and application.

That’s why my book will talk mostly about concepts, methodologies, and tools related to CMOS layout design

That’s why my book will talk mostly about concepts, methodologies, and tools related to CMOS layout design. A few years ago at the Design Automation Conference, I was invited to participate in a demo of a new floorplanner. Unlike any other book, this one is the product of people’s communication and willingness to spend time and explain why things are the way they are. I have tried to list all the contributors who, over the past 15 years, helped me to learn and understand concepts, methodologies, and the tools used for layout.

The book focuses on basic CMOS digital. Approximately 80 percent of all mask design is in CMOS digital, so that makes sense.

CMOS IC Layout: Concepts, Methodologies, and Tools. Practical, hands-on approach to CMOS layout theory and design. Offers engineers and technicians the training materials they need to stay current in circuit design technology.

About the author (1999)

Practical, hands-on approach to CMOS layout theory and design Offers engineers and technicians the training materials they need to stay current in circuit design technology. Covers manufacturing processes and their effect on layout and design decisions. About the author (1999)

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CMOS IC Layout: Concepts, Methodologies and Tools by Dan Clein. This paper describes an automated interconnect model generator (IMG) tool to integrate interconnect models into an IC circuit design

CMOS IC Layout: Concepts, Methodologies and Tools by Dan Clein. 2. CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation by R. Jacob Baker. This paper describes an automated interconnect model generator (IMG) tool to integrate interconnect models into an IC circuit design. This IC IMG was developed on the Harris Fastrack, which is an IC design system providing high performance tools and advanced libraries needed for integrated circuit designs View.

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Clein is a Manager, IC Layout, Semiconductor Division, MOSAID Technologies, Inc. in Ottawa, Canada.

Practical, hands-on approach to CMOS layout theory and design Offers engineers and technicians the training materials they need to stay current in circuit design technology. Clein is a Manager, IC Layout, Semiconductor Division, MOSAID Technologies, Inc.

This book includes basic methodologies, review of basic electrical rules and how they apply, design rules, IC planning, detailed checklists for design review, specific layout design flows, specialized block design, interconnect design, and also additional information on design limitations due to production requirements. *Practical, hands-on approach to CMOS layout theory and design*Offers engineers and technicians the training materials they need to stay current in circuit design technology.*Covers manufacturing processes and their effect on layout and design decisions
  • This book is a good choice to learn mask design if you want to keep it as simple and cook-book like as possible. The book focuses on basic CMOS digital. Approximately 80 percent of all mask design is in CMOS digital, so that makes sense. Ancillary topics are brought up, such as simplified electronic conceptualizations of transistors, resistors, capacitance, current density, it even touches on more specialized areas such as floor planning and routing. This book covers a lot of ground lightly, but never with any engineering depth. I ignored those areas where, in my opinion, the author crossed the line of over-simplification for the sake of simplicity (the indication of current flow in P transistors is well meaning but incorrect, for example). (Now that several years have passed and I have seen first-hand how this has at times confused mask design students, I feel that it should be mentioned.)

    Engineers and experienced mask designers should consider one of the more in-depth books, such as The Art of Analog Layout, or IC Layout Basics: A Practical Guide, or IC Mask Design: Essential Layout Techniques, or one of the many VLSI Design 101 texts for electronic engineering students.

    Purchase 'The Art of Analog Layout' if you want to focus on analog mask design issues, the physical issues rather than the software), or any of the above-mentioned books for the more specialized or difficult material such as analog layout, the bipolar transistor, power, VFET, MESFET, heterojunction, GaAs, SiGe, discrete, infra-red low bandgap materials, light collection, minority carriers, high voltage layout techniques, or anything more difficult, advanced, unusual, or for engineers versus mask designers. 'The Art of Analog Layout' is good enough to be an excellent reference for even the working mask designer and engineer.

    If you wish to learn mask design as if it were more like drafting, as some vocational schools still do, then this book is for you. I'm a senior analog chip design engineer and an advanced-level mask designer. I've worked with beginning mask designers. My opinion is that the mask-design-like-drafting path does not an excellent mask designer make, but you've got to start somewhere.

  • Nice reference book.

  • In 1980, Carver Mead and Lynn Conway published their classic "Introduction to VLSI Systems". For the first time, it abstracted the key concepts of VLSI design, common to most fabs. In such a way that undergrads could use the book to design a chip that would then be fabricated. Now, from 1999 we have this book by Clein. It goes into more details about various types of CMOS circuits. Accompanied by a good section on the proliferation of standard cell libraries.

    Of course, you'd expect some changes in 20 years. Moore's Law and all that. But what is striking about the book is that there is no significant conceptual difference between both books. It is as though you took two introductory physics texts, 20 years apart, and diffed the content. No new laws of physics appeared in the interim. What it means is that a hypothetical user of Mead and Conway in the 80s could pick up Clein's book and just focus on what are essentially subsidiary details.

    Plus, the book was written in 1999. It is now 2007. Three cycles of Moore's Law have elapsed. Maybe Clein should update it. But in the absence of this, it is still quite germane.

    This book will become obsolete when CMOS becomes obsolete.

  • Most textbooks on VLSI cover circuit design techniques or algorithms for CAD tools but none of them are explaining extensively IC Layout challenges. For today's industry, with so many new tools, platforms, methodologies, and design styles being developed all the time, a more unified format is needed. Now here it is, and is for more readers that you may think:
    Students studying VLSI Design need a comprehensive textbook for IC Layout so their projects can be actually manufactured... Students studying Computer Engineering or Science and tools for VLSI need a book to help them understand the physical limitations from processing and design... IC layout designers around the world need a detailed training curriculum that covers more than just one type of layout... Design engineers need a book that can help them to understand the layout concepts so their designs can be more realistic and easier to implement... Software developers need a source of information beyond "clean room" specifications, they need a users voice with the specific industry language... Technical marketing and sales people need a dictionary to understand the language and the concepts required by their customers when they sale software and their own design teams when they sell a product...
    But a book about layout is not complete if there are no color graphics. The problem is that colored pages inside a black and white book is very expensive and would have raised the price of our book. We wanted to make this book as affordable as possible so together with the publishers we decided to offer you a solution, a CD-ROM with additional color pictures. So, you will find in the CD-ROM attached all the color files that we prepared for your edification. But this is not all; we included a full demo version of L-Edit, from Tanner Research Inc. The demo content includes the entire Tanner tools demo so is useful for a new designer or student to try each of them. From our point of view is a tremendous opportunity for a reader to try as he/she learns about each topic. The demo provides access to "danclein" library so once you learned how to open the library all our secrets will be in your hands.
    In the near future, we will try to build a web site that can be used as questions and answer place.
    Please send us Email at [email protected] for any enquiry.
    We hope that you will enjoy reading our book at list as much as we enjoyed writing it!
    Dan Clein & Gregg Shimokura

  • This is a very good book that in fact cover the layout from basic to chip level. It also gave a great explanation on how and why certain things are important on chip level design which I learned in hard way and sometimes didn't know why after I read this book. The only thing this book didn't mention is the analog and bipolar design.
    Overall, I highly recommand this book as a reference book not only for layout desingers, but also for deisnger engineers and CAD.