Academic Year 2019/2020 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Gaetano PALUMBO
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: ING-INF/01 - Electronics
Taught classes: 49 hours
Exercise: 30 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Knowledge of the fundamental digital circuits to realize logic gates and the main digital building blocks, including combinatory and sequential circuits. Development of the main analysis and design strategies for the digital circuits.

Course Structure

The course is mainly structured as follows:

- frontal lessons where the retical parts are developped and presented in details;

- exercitations where the theoretical part are applied in practical cases, in order to develop, consolidate and putting in practice the theoretical topics

Detailed Course Content

  • Introduction to short-channel MOS model and circuit layout
  • Digital circuits parameters and performance
  • CMOS logic families (static, dynamic and transmission gates)
  • Power consumption in digital circuits
  • Current mode logic circuits (bipolar and MOS)
  • Sequential circuits
  • Registers
  • Counters
  • Oscillators
  • Pulse generators
  • Schmitt Trigger
  • Semiconductor Memories

Textbook Information

  1. J. Rabaey, A. Chandrakasan, B.Nikolic, Dital Integrated Circuits (2° edition), Prentice Hall, 2003
  2. N. Weste, D. Harris, CMOS VLSI Design (3° edition), Addison Wesley, 2004.
  3. M. Alioto, G. Palumbo, Model and Design of Bipolar and MOS Current-Mode Logic (CML, ECL and SCL Digital Circuits), Kluwer Academic Publisher, 2005.
  4. M. Alioto, E. Consoli, G. Palumbo, Flip-Flop Design in Nanometer CMOS (High Speed to Low Energy), Springer, December 2014.