Good book/links on chip design

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Hi Freaks,
Anybody knows of some good links/tutorials/books on mixed signal ASIC design using both CMOS and Bipolar? I have seen a lot of CMOS but cannot find anything that has both CMOS and Bipolar. I was looking more on the lines of a say a transceiver or an ASIC that has a uC and a bunch of peripherals (like the AVR).
Thanks.

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Are you looking for circuit design theory?

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Do you want to design the chip from scratch and have it fabricated somewhere or do you want to use some company's configurable product?

By the way, a transceiver is MUCH simpler than a "uC with a bunch of peripherals". I'd never suggest the second one. Atmel is in that business and look at the problems they have. How many million currency units do you have to blow on this project?

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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If all you need is a purely digital design you can use an FPGA. If designed properly it should be relatively easy to migrate it to an ASIC. Altera can do it relatively cheap with their HardCopy devices.

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Thanks for your feedback.

I was looking for something that will show me a chip design from scratch to fabricate it.

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If you are looking to design your own chip and get it fabricated; the costs are extremely large. To get a set of masks made runs in the hundreds of thousands. You may be able to get on a MCTV (multi-chip test vehicle) at MOSIS. You will need to get yourself some good spice simulators and layout tools.

When you say "chip", what will be on it? Will it be analog, digital, or mixed signal?

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Sorry for not being clear, I don't want to actually design it but I would like to understand how to do it i.e. the techniques and flows.
I was looking for something on the lines of this book:

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http://www.amazon.com/Chip-Desig...
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What is wrong with that book? It appears to contain what you are asking for and it appears to be reasonably written.

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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What might be of interest to you in terms of design flow is to look at the companies that supply the cad tools to tape out a chip. The big (3) companies are:

1) Cadence Design (they rule the analog side of things)
2) Synopsys (they rule the digital side of things)
3) Mentor Graphics

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It's the cost, Jim. :)
I will try to see if there is any other book out there which is cheaper (looking at $10-$15).
@westco,
That's a great idea. Will try to see if they offer any free documentation.

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It's a bit late, but maybe you find this ebook interesting I came across:

http://www.designinganalogchips.com/_count/designinganalogchips.pdf

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Wow jayjay, that is a jackpot of a book. Thanks a bunch.