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M.Tech. – II Semester Regular Examinations, September, 2008 VLSI TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN (VLSI & Embedded Systems) Time: 3hours Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1. What is a BICMOS transistor? Draw BICMOS NAND gate and explain its operation. What are the advantages of BICMOS technology. Clearly explain about latchup in CMOS circuit with a neat figure. Mention all kinds of remedies to avoid latchup. Briefly explain about i) Transistor structure ii) Tubties and Vias iii) Transistor Parasitics. Draw stick diagram and layout of a NAND gate. Explain about i) Standard cell based layout design ii) Combinational network delay State different clocking rules Explain one phase systems for flipflops and two phase systems for latches. Mention and explain different floor planning methods. Explain clearly about placement and routing. Max. Marks:60

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