ECE124A_F11_HW1

ECE124A_F11_HW1 - ECE 124A, Fall 2011, Hw#1 Prof. Kaustav...

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ECE 124A, Fall 2011, Hw#1 Prof. Kaustav Banerjee 1/3 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ECE124A VLSI Principles Homework #1 Due Date: 09/30/2011 Friday by 5:00pm Problem 1 Write one page of review for the article listed below. The article can be found in the “Lecture Notes and Reference” section of the course webpage . G. E. Moore, “Cramming more components onto integrated circuits,” in Electronics, 38(8):114 -- 117, April 1965. Also answer the following questions based on the paper: (A) Why is integrated electronics better than “conventional” electronics? (B) According to G. Moore, integration will not change linear systems as radically as digital systems. Explain. (C) Search the Web for transistor counts of Intel and AMD’s more recent microprocessors. Make a graph of transistor count vs. year of introduction from their Processors in 1990 to the present on a semilog scale. How many months pass between doubling of transistor counts? Problem 2 (A)     F BC AD AB CD    . Calculate F (B) Implement the boolean expression ) )( )( ( GH CF E D B A X in a CMOS gate (C) Design a pass-transistor network that implements Y A BC BD Problem 3 Make use of a Karnaugh Map to simplify: D B A ABC d D C B A D B A C B A Y And Implement the boolean expression in two NOR gates. Note that d corresponds to the don't cares. Choose the values of the don't cares to minimize the
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