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This extensively updated Fourth Edition covers the entire field of modern integrated circuit design, helping readers play effective roles in any contemporary CMOS VLSI project.
This text offers deep, practical coverage of delay, power, interconnect, robustness, SPICE, power consumption, VHDL/Verilog and SystemVerilog, 65 nm design, and many other topics. The authors link theory to practice through hundreds of problems, worked examples, and exercises, and share their unsurpassed experience through “war stories, Historical Perspective sections, and detailed guidance for avoiding design pitfalls.
For all engineers working in VLSI design, circuit design, logic design, and related fields.
David Money Harris Associate Professor of Engineering at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and S.B. and M.Eng. degrees from MIT. His research interests include CMOS VLSI design, microprocessors, and computer arithmetic. He holds a dozen patents, is the author of three other books in the field of digital design and three hiking guidebooks, and has designed chips at Sun Microsystems, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and Evans & Sutherland.
Neil Weste is a member of the faculty at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Macquarie University; Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at The University of Adelaide; and Director, Engineering at Cisco’s Wireless Networking Business Unit. He is a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to custom IC design, and a peer elected member of the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society. In 1997 he cofounded Radiata Communications (with David Skellern) which designed the first chip sets for the IEEE 802.11a WLAN standard; in 2001 Radiata was acquired by Cisco. He has served as department head at Bell Laboratories; leader of design projects for Symbolics, Inc.; and as president of TLW, Inc., an IC engineering company that completed groundbreaking chip designs for companies such as North American Philips, Analog Devices, AT&T Microelectronics and Thomson Consumer Electronics.