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I want to learn VLSI design but don't know where to start

hi all,

I just have watched the free video lecture on integrated circuit design , but I lost in the
first lesson.

I don't know where to start. I just only have the Advanced level physics knowledge.
and very basic electronic knowledge.

please someone tell me where to start . or a book to refer . good if it's a free web resource.

how to be a circuit designer please help me . I am a computer science student and have no knowledge on the electronics , and I finished electronic circuits for dummies .
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d-glitchCommented:
All of the MIT Electrical Engineering courses are available on line:

You might be particularly interested in:

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/6-884Spring-2005/CourseHome/

But this is a very advance course, and you will almost certainly have to backtrack
to cover the prerequisites.

What exactly is your goal?
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d-glitchCommented:
You might also want to check out this link:  VLSI Design for Freshmen

http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/38356/32064266.pdf?sequence=1
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NicAx64Author Commented:
>>But this is a very advance course, and you will almost certainly have to backtrack
>>;to cover the prerequisites.
>>;What exactly is your goal?

oky , I am not a electronic engineering student but I want to learn it. and have enough time and
computer + internet. where I can cover these prerequisites ?

I'm downloading that pdf , may be that covers the fundamentals.As a kid
I dream to learn analog circuit design and now I'm 19 years old and things
are changed to the VLSI.

Please can somebody explain me how can I cover up those prerequisites ?







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d-glitchCommented:
The Syllabus section of the 6.884 Course lists the prerequisites, and some of the
prerequisites have prerequisites as well.  

The following six courses, plus calculus, differential equations, and some physics
are one road map to VLSI design.  Each course would probably require on the
order of 200 hrs work.  

6.001  Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
6.002  Circuits and Electronics
6.004  Computation structures
6.012  Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
6.374  Analysis and Design of Digital Integrated Circuits
6.823  Computer System Architecture

Note that the discipline of Analog Circuit Design is still very much alive.
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NicAx64Author Commented:
6.001  Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs  
              I am a computer science student and now in the 3rd year and I finished the data structures I and II
 
6.002  Circuits and Electronics
              :( no idea about this.

6.004  Computation structures
              :( no idea about this.

6.012  Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
             :( no idea
6.374  Analysis and Design of Digital Integrated Circuits
             :( no idea

6.823  Computer System Architecture
             currently studying this in this semester. However now I'm reading the ISA architecture chapter on this book.


sir , please can you give me some place or materials or courses to cover up the no idea marked
subjects ? I have enough time cos what I doing is now is learning.
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d-glitchCommented:
All of the courses I mentioned are included on the MIT Open Courseware Website.

All Electrical Engineering courses at MIT start with 6.xxx.  The lower numbers are
introductory, the higher numbers are more advanced.

The website will have lecture materials, recommended text books, and homework
assignments for each course.

You certainly have satisfied the general computer prerequisites (6.001).

Computer Architecture from a software perspective is not the same as from a
hardware perspective.

An excellent book that would cover most of the material in the next three courses
(6.002, 6.004, 6.012) is The Art of Electronics by Horowitz and Hill.

     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Electronics

Of course, if you are still in school, by far the best thing to do would be to take
some of the courses now.
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aburrCommented:
You need a good book, several good books. Check out your local library. You may find a good one.
Here are some links which will be at least somewhat useful
"  Amazon.com: David Ivey's review of Getting Started in Electronics
Mim's book gave me some of the 'what' but is sorely lacking on the 'why'. Unfortunately most beginning electronics books suffer from the same problem. ...
www.amazon.com/review/RGJ25X1FLD1Q7 - Mim is a good well know author but very basic
"  Hobby Engineering: Learning Electronics Section
We list just our top recommendations for beginning electronics books here. Check our Books section to see our complete list of books. ...
www.hobbyengineering.com/SectionEE.html 
"  Slashdot | Best Electronics Kits For Adults?
Beginning electronics books found in the library is an excellent place to start. Check many library branches and suburban nearby districts. ...
entertainment.slashdot.org/entertainment/08/06/20/1327207.shtml -
"   Physics Forums Library
It's one of the best and most intuitive and practical beginning electronics books I've found. It covers everything from basic diode and transistor concepts, ...
www.physicsforums.com/archive/index.php/t-87926.html 
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NicAx64Author Commented:
Thanks all who replies ,
I really like you ppl,

you guys are really genius .
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