Final semester project ideas using CMOS VLSI?

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Guys ! I need your help in choosing a better project for my last semester .Can anyone suggest me projects based on CMOS VLSI Technology.???
 

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Welcome to PF.

Must you design a CMOS VLSI, or use a CMOS VLSI ?
What project do you have now that you want to better ?
 
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Welcome to PF.

Must you design a CMOS VLSI, or use a CMOS VLSI ?
What project do you have now that you want to better ?
Thanks for responding .We have to use CMOS VLSI in our project.
 
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I would argue any Arduino based project fits the description.
 
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Thanks for responding .We have to use CMOS VLSI in our project.
What ideas have you considered so far? Are you going to code up your application using Verilog and target an FPGA? If so, which FPGA and what design tools are you going to use?
 
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What ideas have you considered so far? Are you going to code up your application using Verilog and targeting an FPGA? If so, which FPGA and what design tools are you going to use?
I'm not getting any ideas about this. we are going to use tanner tool for the VLSI design
 
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we are going to use tanner tool for the VLSI design
Tanner Tools is IC design software. So you are really going to design and lay out an IC? How many gates are you targeting? What geometry (minimum feature size)? Do you have an IC fab on your campus that you will use to actually fab some first articles of your IC? (Some universities are lucky enough to have that available -- the University of Michgan did back when I went to graduate school in the early 1980s.)

I'm not getting any ideas about this.
That is hard to believe. This is your schoolwork project, after all, so you need to show some effort at brainstorming some IC project ideas. What is the most complex circuit that you have designed so far? Do you know what a Finite State Machine is? Have you designed circuitry using Verilog or VHDL before? Have you designed any PAL or FPGA based circuits? What kinds?
 
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No I haven't done any project yet .This is the first time I'm going to do a project. We have designed circuitry for some basic electronic circuits like oscillators, amplifiers , clipper clampers using VHDL in our previous semester . I haven't designed any PAL or FPGA based circuits yet.
 
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How complex of an IC do you need to target? How many equivalent gates? Will it be mixed-signal (analog+digital), or strictly digital? Can you post the exact text of the assignment?
 
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They hadn't mentioned any specifications about this. They said that we have to design a CMOS VLSI using tanner tool
 
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They hadn't mentioned any specifications about this. They said that we have to design a CMOS VLSI using tanner tool
That's also a bit hard to believe. One of my EE friends in graduate school had such an assignment, and the requirements were *very* detailed on how complex it needed to be, what kinds of IP could be used, what sorts of building blocks should be included, the geometry of the in-house fab (along with the associated design rules), etc. An open-ended assignment would be too hard to manage and grade as an instructor.
 

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