The Art of Hardware Architecture

Design Methods and Techniques for Digital Circuits

  • Mohit Arora

Table of contents

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About this book


This book highlights the complex issues, tasks and skills that must be mastered by an IP designer, in order to design an optimized and robust digital circuit to solve a problem. The techniques and methodologies described can serve as a bridge between specifications that are known to the designer and RTL code that is final outcome, reducing significantly the time it takes to convert initial ideas and concepts into right-first-time silicon.� Coverage focuses on real problems rather than theoretical concepts, with an emphasis on design techniques across various aspects of chip-design.��
  • Describes techniques to help IP designers get it right the first time, creating designs optimized in terms of power, area and performance;
  • Focuses on practical aspects of chip design and minimizes theory;
  • Covers chip design in a consistent way, starting with basics and gradually developing advanced concepts, such as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) design techniques and low-power design techniques such as dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS).

Mohit Arora is a Senior Systems Engineer with Freescale Semiconductor. Since joining Freescale in 2005, his responsibilities have included developing systems and architecture requirements and leading the development of VoIP-based SOCs, as well as generic microcontroller SOCs.  As a systems engineer, he has been involved in product definition and writing specification, working on MCU/MPU-based products for the mid-high-end industrial and consumer market space. Prior to joining Freescale, he worked for Agilent Technologies, ST Microelectronics and DCM Technologies as a design engineer and lead, focused on printing ASICs, USB2.0 PHY, PCI-Express, Infiniband and Serial ATA protocols.   He earned a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), India in 2000, has more than 30 publications in international magazine and holds a patent on serial links.


DVFS Digital Circuits Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling EMC Electromagnetic compatibility Embedded Systems Low Power Design On Chip Timing System on Chip VLSI Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohit Arora
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  1. 1.Freescale SemiconductorFaridabadIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0396-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0397-5
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