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EE3193/EL5473 Intro. to VLSI Homework Assignment 1 Solution 1. Based on the evolutionary trends described in chapter 1, predict the integration complexity and the clock speed of a microprocessor in the year 2015. Year Model No. Devices/Chip 82 286 134,000 85 386 275,000 89 486 1.2 Million 93 Pentium 3.1 Million 97 Pentium II 7.5 Million 99 Pentium III 9.5 Million Assuming the transistor count continues to double about every 2 years: Billion N N year 4 . 2 ) 2015 ( 000 , 500 , 9 2 2 / ) 1999 ( Year Model Clk Speed (freq.) 91 486 33 MHz 93 Pentium 66 MHz 95 Pentium Pro 200 MHz 97 Pentium II 300 MHz 01 Pentium III 1.4 GHz 03 Pentium 4 3 GHz 05 Pentium D 3.73 GHz Assuming the frequency doubles every 2 years, if the trend continues: Of course, as can be seen with the points from 2003 to 2005, trends are slowing

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Unformatted text preview: down. It may be reasonable to assume that clock speed doubles every 4 years: GHz f f year 119 ) 2015 ( 000 , 000 , 730 , 3 2 2 / ) 2005 ( GHz f f year 21 ) 2015 ( 000 , 000 , 730 , 3 2 4 / ) 2005 ( 2. (Problem 1.5 in text) Use a combination of CMOS gates (represented by their respective symbols) to implement the following functions from A, B, and C. 3. (Problem 1.3 in text) Sketch a transistor-level schematic for a CMOS 4-input NOR gate. 4. (Problem 1.11 in text) The figure below shows a stick diagram of a 2-input NAND gate. Sketch a cross-sectional view (side view) of the gate from X to X & ....
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