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Title: A full-custom IC design flow
Authors: Sia, Jason.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Integrated circuits
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: With increasing system complexity and greater demand for better performance in modern technology, it is important to study a complete full-custom IC design flow in Digital Systems and to make use of the flow using Electronic Design Automation (EDA) to complete an IC design process, from front-end circuit implementation/simulation to the Back-end layout. In the first phase of the project, I have investigated and acquired the basic knowledge of the current trend and techniques of a Full-Custom IC design flow in Digital Systems using both Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and Very High-Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL) techniques. At the second phase of the project, making use of the theories and skillset acquired via phase one, an 8-bit Carry-Ripple Based Full-Adder Multiplier was proposed, designed and then implemented by me using the EDA tools: FPGA Advantage for VHDL Coding, ModelSIM Simulation Suite for Simulation and Testing, Leonardo Spectrum for Synthesizing and assembling the end product via the standard flow of a Full-Custom IC Design in Digital Systems. On the third phase of the project, to further improve the performance of the Multiplier in terms of Speed and Circuit Area, a Carry-Save Based Full-Adder Architecture was proposed to replace the Carry-Ripple Based Full-Adder of the Multiplier implemented earlier. Also by making use of the versatility and flexibility of VHDL Coding, the Multiplier implemented was modified to become an N x N Multiplier whereby N can be any positive Integer.
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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