The first textbook in the field. This text provides students with a broad understanding of the issues involved in successfully laying out analog integrated circuitsranging from the mechanics of layout to essential information about many related areas, such as device physics, processing, failure modes and effects, device operation, parasitics, and matching. It emphasizes practical knowledge.
- A practical, authoritative perspectiveBased on the author's extensive industry experience, both as a circuit designer and a layout designer. Discusses many mechanisms and effects that are not widely known or understood outside of the industry.
- Familiarizes students with state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques as they are applied in industry today.
- Specifically written for layout designersKeeps mathematics to a minimum, requiring only a familiarity with basic algebra and elementary electronics. Includes additional background information allowing the reader to understand the material without reference to texts on device physics or semiconductor fabrication.
- This book can be understood by a wide range of readers, i.e., undergraduate students and practicing layout designers as well as graduate students and professional engineers.
- Effects of variations in layout geometriesDiscuses how variations in layout geometries affect the performance of devices fabricated in silicon.
- Allows students to make intelligent choices between different device styles, shapes and arrangements, even when (as is usually the case) little data is available upon which to base the selection.
- Carrier-based modelFor understanding device operation.
- Provides students with a far more intuitive model than the older component-based models, and offers a much closer analogy to the underlying device physics.
- A focus on three processesStandard bipolar, polysilicon-gate CMOS and analog BiCMOS. Virtually all modern analog processes trace their lineage to one of these three processes.
- Enables students to comprehend almost any new process that they are called upon to use.