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Code No: 54136/MT
M.Tech., I-Semester Regular Examinations, March-2008.
VLSI TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
(Common to Embedded Systems, Digital Systems & Computer
Electronics, VLSI System Design, Communication Systems)

Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 60

Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks.
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1.a) Briefly describe the functioning of MOS Transistors.
b) Compare Bipolar Technology with MOS Technology. When is
BICMOS Technology employed in I.C. Design?

2.a) Derive the relevant expressions Ids versus Vds in the Non-Saturated
and Saturated Regions.
b) Briefly explain about Vt, gm, gds and Wo of MOS Transistor.

3.a) With suitable diagrams, Explain about various layout design and
Tools in VLSI design.
b) Write notes on static Complementary Gates.

4.a) By considering the various relevant parameters explain about
combinational Network Delay.
b) With suitable example explain about Sequential System Design.

5.a) Explain about off-chip connections related to Floor planning in
VLSI design.
b) Explain the Design Methodology of IBM High-Level Synthesis
system.

6.a) Explain about the process sequence in the realization of CMOS
Inverter.
b) Write notes on Latch-up in CMOS circuits.

7.a) With respect to various relevant parameters explain about Layout
Synthesis.
b) Write notes on Hardware/Software Co-design.

8. Write notes on any TWO of the following:
a) The current state of art in VLSI Design and Technology
b) Resistive and Inductive interconnect delays
c) Power Optimization in Combinational Logic Networks.

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