VLSI Education Links
Links to VLSI Related Courses
University of Idaho has a very nice collection of VLSI related links. The
above link points to the list of VLSI related courses.
Lecture Slides, VLSI Digital Circuits
An excellent site in Poland featuring complete colorful lecture
slides of the VLSI Digital Circuits Course.
Computer Aids for VLSI Design
This is a complete book on Computer Aided design of Integrated Circuits
available online. The book was originally published in 1987, this is a revised second edition.
ASIC's... The Web Site
A huge website which is designed to be a companion to the book "ASIC's". According to the author
the material consists of nearly 300 figures and 100 tables, as well as the complete text of the 1040 page book.
Cadence (CAD tool) User's Guide
Cadence design environment of Cadence Design Systems
is an industrial grade design environment for VLSI circuits. These pages provide a very
nice tutorial for this complex program.
Digital Integrated Circuits - Instructor's Material
This is the web page for "Digital Integrated Circuits", a popular textbook by Jan Rabaey.
It includes, among other things, transparency slides for all lectures.
A very good introductory level presentation of the microelectronic circuits. Excellent graphics
and animations, a must see. The only drawbacks, are the size of images (patience or high speed links required)
and the presentation language, which is in German.
Reto Zimmermann Homepage
Reto Zimmermann has complete course slides
(Computer Arithmetic: Principles, Architectures, and VLSI Design) in
Postscript format on his homepage. The slides give an excelent overview of
current computation architectures. Reto Zimmermann also maintains the Emacs
Other Related Sites
These pages are hosted and created on machines running the
Linux operating system. This machine runs Turkuaz, a
localized linux distribution.
GIMP is a wonderful image manipulation tool. It has been used to create and/or modify
all graphics on this site.
List compiled by Frank K. Gurkaynak