Question Paper: Basic VLSI Design Question Paper - May 2015 - Electronics Engineering (Semester 6) - Mumbai University (MU)
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Basic VLSI Design - May 2015

MU Electronics Engineering (Semester 6)

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INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary

Solve any four of the following:

1 (a) Explain the effect on drain current due to channel length modulation and velocity saturation. 5 marks

1 (b) Implementation using CMOS inverters. <mi>F</mi><mo>=</mo><mover><mrow><mi>A</mi><mo>⋅</mo><mi>B</mi></mrow><mo accent="false">¯</mo></mover><mo>=</mo><mi>C</mi></math>" role="presentation" style="font-size: 125%; text-align: center; position: relative;">F=¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯AB=C<math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" display="block"><mi>F</mi><mo>=</mo><mover><mrow><mi>A</mi><mo>⋅</mo><mi>B</mi></mrow><mo accent="false">¯</mo></mover><mo>=</mo><mi>C</mi></math><script type="math/tex; mode=display" id="MathJax-Element-1"> F=\overline{A\cdot B}=C </script> 5 marks

1 (c) Draw voltage transfer characteristics for CMOS inverter and explain all regoins. 5 marks

1 (d) Give the read and write stability criteria for 6T RAM if the pull up transistors and replaced by resistors. 5 marks

1 (e) Explain low power design considerations. 5 marks

2 (a) Compare pass transistor logic, NMOS logic and CMOS logic. 5 marks

2 (b) For equal rise and tall delay five assume μn=2 μp draw an inverter equivalent circuit of 3 i/p NAND and 2 i/p XOR. 5 marks

3 (a) Compare constant voltage and constant field scaling with their merits and demerits. 5 marks

3 (b) Write short note on clock generation, stabilization and distribution. 5 marks

4 (a) Explain concept of carry look ahead with equation and how does it achieve better speed compared to ripple carry Adder. 5 marks

4 (b) Consider a CMOS inverter with following parameters
Nmos V to, n=0.6 V μn Cox=60 μA/V2 and (W/L)n=8
p mos V to, p=-0.7 V μn Cox=25 μA/V2 and (W/L)p=12
Calculate the noise margin and switching threshold (VTh) of this circuit, VDD=3V.
5 marks

5 (a) Implementation 4:1 multiplexer using pass transistor logic. 5 marks

5 (b) Explain concept of charge sharing and charge leakage. 5 marks

Write a short notes on any three of the following:-

6 (a) Sense amplifier 5 marks

6 (b) Array multiplier ( 4 × 4) 5 marks

6 (c) CMOS Latch up and it's prevention. 5 marks

6 (d) Resistance and capacitance estimation. 5 marks

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