M.Sc Thesis

M.Sc StudentMilter Oleg
SubjectSynthesis of CMOS VLSI Circuits Considering Digital Noise
DepartmentDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Supervisor PROFESSOR EMERITUS Avinoam Kolodny


As CMOS technology scales into the deep submicron (DSM) regime, digital noise is becoming a metric of comparable importance to area, timing, and power, for analysis and design of CMOS VLSI systems.

Noise has two detrimental effects in digital integrated circuits: First, it can destroy logical information carried by a circuit node. Second, even when noise does not cause complete functional failure, it might cause delay uncertainty: Non-critical paths might become critical because of noise. As a result, circuit speed becomes limited by noise.

This work presents an analysis of on-chip crosstalk, and proposes a design flow to automatically synthesize CMOS circuits that have improved robustness to noise effects. Results of design experiments are presented