• Veena S. Chakravarthi


This chapter introduces VLSI technology; trends in terms of integrated circuit complexity, performance, power, and physical size; and the future direction. It also describes challenges posed by emerging trends on design methodology to make it work a first time success. It introduces the concept of a system on chip and how it differentiates with VLSI as a circuit on chip. The chapter also sets the basic design context in terms of resources, skill set required, and EDA environment for design of a system on chip (SOC) and lists the overall challenges in SOC design.


VLSI CMOS technology SOC IP cores EDA tools Design goals Moore’s law High K material Die size 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veena S. Chakravarthi
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  1. 1.Sensesemi Technologies Private LimitedBangaloreIndia

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