The VLSI Handbook

Wai-Kai Chen

CRC Press
Published December 26, 2006
Reference - 2320 Pages - 1827 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849341991 - CAT# 4199
Series: Electrical Engineering Handbook

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  • Presents comprehensive, up-to-date, accurate, and reliable information on all aspects of VLSI technology
  • Devotes an entire section to low-power electronics and design, one of the most pressing issues in the field today
  • Addresses design automation with an emphasis on Internet-based techniques and the design automation roadmap
  • Includes several new chapters on design languages including system-level, verification, and test languages
  • Offers unified and fully updated coverage of digital systems testing, featuring the latest tools and methodologies


For the new millenium, Wai-Kai Chen introduced a monumental reference for the design, analysis, and prediction of VLSI circuits: The VLSI Handbook. Still a valuable tool for dealing with the most dynamic field in engineering, this second edition includes 13 sections comprising nearly 100 chapters focused on the key concepts, models, and equations.

Written by a stellar international panel of expert contributors, this handbook is a reliable, comprehensive resource for real answers to practical problems. It emphasizes fundamental theory underlying professional applications and also reflects key areas of industrial and research focus.


Sections on…

  • Low-power electronics and design
  • VLSI signal processing

Chapters on…

  • CMOS fabrication
  • Content-addressable memory
  • Compound semiconductor RF circuits
  • High-speed circuit design principles
  • SiGe HBT technology
  • Bipolar junction transistor amplifiers
  • Performance modeling and analysis using SystemC
  • Design languages, expanded from two chapters to twelve
  • Testing of digital systems

Structured for convenient navigation and loaded with practical solutions, The VLSI Handbook, Second Edition remains the first choice for answers to the problems and challenges faced daily in engineering practice.


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