Best Reference Books – CAD for VLSI Design

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on CAD For VLSI Design subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on CAD For VLSI Design along with reviews.

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1. “Design Through Verilog HDL” by T R Padmanabhan and B Bala Tripura Sundari

“Design Through Verilog HDL” Book Review: This book is designed for the learners of Verilog language. It will also be useful for EDA professionals. The book is a guide on how to use the Verilog language. The implications of Verilog are also discussed in the book. The book illustrates the requirement and need for the language. The book is in compliance with the IEEE Standard 1364 for Verilog.

2. “Digital VLSI Chip Design with Cadence and Synopsys CAD Tools” by Erik Brunvand

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“Digital VLSI Chip Design with Cadence and Synopsys CAD Tools” Book Review: This book is designed for the students learning to build CMOS integrated circuits through VLSI. The book can also be used by instructors from similar domains. The book is a guide on using commercial design software for developing a CMOS integrated circuit. The instructions are given in the step-by-step form. The book also provides snapshots of dialog boxes and window tools for better understanding.

3. “VLSI Physical Design: From Graph Partitioning to Timing Closure” by Andrew B Kahng and Jens Lienig

“VLSI Physical Design: From Graph Partitioning to Timing Closure” Book Review: This book is designed for the students and instructors related to designing chips and circuits. The book is a guide on designing integrated circuits. The book discusses the various algorithms used in developing the circuit design. The topics covered in the book range from hypergraph partitioning to timing closure. The book also explains the basics of producing geometric chip layout from circuit design.

4. “Digital Timing Macromodeling for VLSI Design Verification (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)” by Jeong-Taek Kong and David V Overhauser

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“Digital Timing Macromodeling for VLSI Design Verification (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)” Book Review: This book is designed for the students and instructors of VLSI design. The book covers various topics ranging from the history of simulation techniques and techniques in digital macromodel. The various techniques discussed in the book are addressing device model detail, series transistor reduction, gate parasitic capacitance and the transmission gates effect. The techniques mentioned in the book are also demonstrated using macro models for better understanding.

5. “Evolutionary Algorithms for VLSI CAD” by Rolf Drechsler

“Evolutionary Algorithms for VLSI CAD” Book Review: This book is designed for the students and instructors of technology and engineering. The book will also be useful for researchers and developers of CAD. The book discusses the concept of Evolutionary Algorithms. The concepts explained is with respect to VLSI CAD. In the book, utility of EAs in improving IC design processes and tools. The optimization algorithms in the book are explained using examples, theoretical models and instructions for the software implementation. The book includes both theory and practicals.

6. “Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation” by Naveed A Sherwani

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“Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation”Book Review: This book is designed for the students and instructors of CAD. The book will also be useful for physical design and layout professionals. The book discusses the algorithms useful for physical design automation in VLSI. The book covers core concepts of physical design. The topics range from physical design cycle to physical design automation of MCMs. The book includes bibliography for further reference material.

7. “Analog Circuit Design: Operational Amplifiers, Analog to Digital Convertors, Analog Computer Aided Design” by Rudy J van de Plassche and Johan Huijsing

“Analog Circuit Design: Operational Amplifiers, Analog to Digital Convertors, Analog Computer Aided Design”Book Review: This book is designed for design engineers. The book will also be useful to students, researchers and professionals in related fields. The book is based on three categories- Analog CAD, A – D converters and operational amplifiers. The three parts comprise six papers covering all the topics. The papers included in the book are extracted from the ones presented in the Workshop held in Delft, 1992 on Advances in Analog Circuit Design.

8. “Essentials of Electronic Testing for Digital, Memory and Mixed-Signal VLSI Circuits (Frontiers in Electronic Testing)” by M Bushnell and Vishwani Agrawal

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“Essentials of Electronic Testing for Digital, Memory and Mixed-Signal VLSI Circuits (Frontiers in Electronic Testing)” Book Review:This book is designed for students of electronic testing. The book will also be useful to instructors and professionals in related fields. This book provides a foundation on the VLSI circuits. All kinds of electronic circuits are explained. Topics such as systems on a chip and mixed signal subsystems are also discussed in the book. The book sets a base before application of VLSI circuits.

9. “VLSI CAD” by Niranjan N Manjunath Kotari Chiplunkar

“VLSI CAD” Book Review: This book is designed for students of engineering and computer science. The book will also be useful to instructors and professionals in related fields. This book provides a foundation on VLSI. The book covers different algorithms as used by the CAD designers. The steps involved in high level synthesis with respect to VLSI are also mentioned in the book. The book also comprises chip design tools, important examination questions and graph theory for the reference of thereaders.

10. “Delay Fault Testing for VLSI Circuits (Frontiers in Electronic Testing)” by Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng and Angela Krstic

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“Delay Fault Testing for VLSI Circuits (Frontiers in Electronic Testing)” Book Review: This book is designed for the engineers and designers of VLSI systems. The book will also be useful to instructors and professionals in related fields. This book is based on the delay fault testing with respect to VLSI circuits. Some topics covered are synthesis for testability, fault models, algorithms for fault simulation. The book is a guide explaining the various techniques in a sequential way. Many illustrations and fully-worked out examples are also included in the book for the reference of the readers.

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