Recommended Reading

  • Books
    1. CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits and Systems Perspective (3rd Edition)
    2. Logically Determined Design
    3. Low-Power CMOS Circuits: Technology, Logic Design And CAD Tools By Christian Piguet
    4. Low Power Methodology Manual: For System-on-Chip Design
    5. Closing the Gap Between ASIC and Custom
  • Interesting/Important Papers
    1. Simulation and Synthesis Techniques for Asynchronous FIFO Design with Asynchronous Pointer Comparisons
    2. Synchronous Resets? Asynchronous Resets?
    3. Asynchronous & Synchronous Reset Design Techniques – Part Deux
    4. Cyclic Combinational Circuits
    5. The Advantages of Latch-based Design Under Process Variation
  • Blogs
    1. ASIC-System On Chip (SoC)-VLSI Design
    2. Specman Verification
    3. Zeemz blog – simulation made easy
    4. The Digital Electronics Blog
    5. coolverification
    6. ASIC digital Arithmetic


    1. Hello Nir.

      I am a regular reader of your blog. Love that you put so much work into it. I have created a link to your blog from my “Blogs of Note” section at my blog (The Tao Of Asics @ http://asictao.blogspot.com ).

      Keep up the good work.


    2. Hi Nir Dahan ,
      Thank you so much for mainitaining such a resourceful blog full of valuable design tips & refined insights.I am a VLSI Design Engineer and also a trainer,from INDIA .I recommend you blog and all associated references to my collegues and traines .
      Wish you all the very best.

    3. Can you have some section on “Physical-Design” & “System Architecture”

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