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  • ⨘ } VLSI } 23 } Transmission Gate Logic Circuits } LE PROFESSEUR } 11th May 2021
    Transmission gate logic style offers certain advantages over pass-transistor logic. We discuss about transmission logic gate concepts, how can we design circuits using transmission gates, ...
  • ⨘ } VLSI } 22 } Pass-transistor logic circuits 22nd April 2021
    nmos/pmos transistors can be used in a configuration where voltage on gate can be think in terms of control or valve to pass water (electric ...
  • ⨘ } VLSI } CMOS Circuits, Physical Layout, Combinatorial Logic Gates } LEPROF } 8th April 2021
    We have discussed logic gates in the previous lecture: Logic gates using multiplexers. We discussed at logic gate level. In this lecture we gonna be ...
  • ⨘ } VLSI } 20 } CMOS Interconnects } 4th June 2020
    Wire connecting the devices (nmos, pmos) are normally referred to as interconnects. Interconnects are very important, almost 70 percent chip area is consumed by interconnects. ...
  • ⨘ } VLSI } 19 } System Verilog } Assertions } Async Interfaces } Protocol Verification } 2nd August 2019
    We discuss assertions for asynchronous interfaces, how asynchronous master-slave protocol assertions can be written, debugged and complex protocols can be verified. We discuss following topics: 1. ...
  • ⨘ } VLSI } 18 } Mentor’s Questa CDC Analysis } 0in } 13th September 2018
    Siemens / Mentor’s Questa 0-in clock domain crossing (CDC) solution – how to use Questa CDC tool, what are different clock domain crossing issues, different ...
  • ⨘ } VLSI } 017 } CMOS Power Consumption } 17th April 2018
    CMOS power and energy concepts, power analysis during chip design flow is discussed. AC and DC power are discussed. Different power components of PMOS and ...
  • ⨘ } VLSI } 016 } Do You Write a Good RTL Code } 14th January 2018
    Important concepts for a good RTL design, blocking, non-blocking type of statements in verilog, multiple-drivers, assertions, fsm-deadlock, and in general good digital design practices are ...
  • VLSI } 015 } Static Timing Analysis 25th September 2017
    This lecture discuss static timing analysis concepts. What are different paths, different kinds of checks, e.g. max type, min type timing analysis tool like prime ...
  • VLSI } 014 } Latch-up & CMOS Technologies } 1st August 2017
    Latch-up phenomenon in CMOS circuits – What is latch-up, what are typical methods to mitigate latch-up and layout changes for conventional bulk silicon technology. ...
  • VLSI } 013 } Floor-planning tips } 21st July 2017
    This lecture discusses some of the SoC floor-planning challenges and tips. A good floor-plan is the key to quality placement results. These are NP-hard problems ...
  • VLSI } 012 } Metastability } 26th March 2017
    This lecture discusses concept of metastability. Synchronous designs suffer from this inherent problem associated with flip-flops, latches in the design. How to conceptualize metastability. Water ...
  • VLSI } 011 } Clock Domain Crossing } Multi Voltage Domains } 22nd September 2016
    This lecture discusses multi voltage domain crossings. Now a days integrated circuits are no longer simple circuits running on one or two static voltage domains ...
  • VLSI } 010 } Reset Domain Crossing (RDC) } 27th August 2016
    This lecture discusses reset domain crossing (RDC) digital design techniques. Reset trees are similar to clock trees and resets crossings must be carefully verified. It ...
  • VLSI } 009 } Clock Domain Crossings } FIFO } 19th August 2016
    This lecture extends the discussion on clock domain crossings. In this lecture design techniques for multi-bit clock crossings have been discussed. One can classify CDC ...
  • VLSI } 008 } Antenna Effects } 13th June 2016
    This lecture discusses concept of antenna effect in vlsi physical design. A typical chip manufacturing steps discussed with the design guidelines to avoid antenna effects ...
  • VLSI } 007 } Logic Gates using Multiplexers } 14th May 2016
    This lecture discusses multiplexers and logic gates. How to design logic gates using 2:1 multiplexers? Multiplexers are considered universal logic. One can design any logic gate ...
  • Tutorials } System Verilog } Assertions } 5th April 2016
    This lecture discusses assertions in system verilog. Immediate, concurrent assertions with multiple clock domains are discussed. Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We appreciate your ...
  • VLSI } 006 } Timing } 22nd March 2016
    This lecture discusses timing in digital circuits. It is said that “Timing is everything”. If someone does not arrive on time at a meeting of a ...
  • VLSI } 005 } State Machines } 10th January 2016
    This lecture discusses a fundamental and an important topic in digital circuit design – state machines. Mealy and Moore variants of sequential state machine are ...
  • VLSI } 004 } Clock-Domain-Crossing [CDC] Design Techniques } 24th November 2015
    This lecture discusses clock domain crossing (CDC) design techniques, single bit CDC signals, multi-bit CDC signals, 2-stage synchronizing flip-flops, 3-stage synchronizing flip-flops, meta-stability, MTBF, ...
  • VLSI } 003 } SoC design using cores and mixed-signal design aspects } 8th October 2015
    Practical concerns about system-on-a-chip design with respect to mixed-signal cores are discussed. It is difficult to design a mixed-signal IP core which works in silicon. ...
  • Tutorials } System Verilog } A quick overview for verification } 29th September 2015
    This video lecture provides a quick concise overview about hardware verification environment and system verilog. At many universities this topic is not covered but very ...
  • VLSI } 002 } ASIC Design Automation Flow } 3rd September 2015
    This video lecture describes EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tool flows. How the design idea of an integrated circuit is translated from concept to blue-print which ...
  • VLSI } 001 } Design abstractions } 28th August 2015
    This video lecture discusses design abstractions, different levels in Gajski-Kuhn Y-Chart. If you like to have private lessons/tuition you may contact at hr@leprofesseur.org Do not forget to ...

Algorithms

Computer Programming

Computational Complexity

Software Engineering

Economics

  • ⨘ } Error with gEcon installation on Apple MAC 8th November 2019
    error: unable to load shared object ‘/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.4/Resources/library/gEcon/libs/gEcon.so’ try setting up links, e.g. ln -s /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5 /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5 make sure all subdirectories are there before you try to make ...
  • Economics } 012 } Economics Growth } GDP } Business Cycle } 25th September 2016
    This lecture discusses economics growth, GDP, and business cycle. Economics fluctuations in outputs cause business cycle. If we plot GDP versus time, we come to ...
  • Economics } 011 } Urban Real Estate Pricing } 11th February 2016
    This lecture discusses real estate pricing. Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We appreciate your feedback and support. Do not forget to give thumbs-up ...
  • Economics } 010 } Applied consumer theory } Labor supply } 6th February 2016
    This lecture discusses effect of wage increase on labor supply. Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We appreciate your feedback and support. Do not ...
  • Economics } 009 } Consumer Theory } 1 } 20th January 2016
    This lecture discusses consumer theory. Utility with budget set, isoelastic and exponential utility functions are discussed. Leprofesseur } on YouTube. We appreciate your ...
  • Economics } 008 } Producer Theory } 3 } 30th December 2015
    This lecture discusses concept of shadow value and effect of input price changes on firm’s equilibrium condition with respect to profit maximization. Please ...
  • Economics } 007 } Producer Theory } 2 } 16th December 2015
    This lecture further discuss production theory in terms of profit maximization choosing labor. A detailed discussion on mathematical formulation of profit equation, complements, and substitutes ...
  • Economics } 006 } Producer Theory } 1 } 8th December 2015
    This lecture introduces producer theory, cobb-douglas production function, and marginal product. Please Leprofesseur } on YouTube. Sincerely, H.  4,802 total views,  2 views today
  • Economics } 005 } Elasticity } 26th November 2015
    This lecture discusses concept of elasticity in economics. Elasticity of demand and supply is discussed. { Leprofesseur } channel on YouTube. This helps ...
  • Economics } 004 } Demand, Supply, and Equilibrium } 12th October 2015
    This lecture discusses the concept of demand, supply, and economic equilibrium. How the prices and quantity traded tend to move under demand and supply curves. ...
  • Economics } 003 } Supply and Profit } 30th September 2015
    This video lecture discusses supply and its relation to profit. What value of quantity sold maximizes profit, and how we can set up mathematical equation ...
  • Economics } 002 } Consumer Surplus } 21st September 2015
    This video lecture discusses about marginal value, consumer surplus and how we can know calculate it. If you need private lessons, you may contact at: hr@Leprofesseur.org Do ...
  • ⨘ } gEcon – R: A quick guide } 21st September 2015
    This video lecture takes you through basic steps to work with gEcon economics package for R. An example with plots is discussed. A trick to ...
  • Economics } 001 } Introduction } 9th September 2015
    This lecture introduces economics, what economists do, opportunity cost, sunk cost fallacy. Do not forget to subscribe { Leprofesseur } YouTube channel. Sincerely, H.  3,831 total ...

Corporate Finance

Financial Statements Analysis

Equity Research

  • Equity Research } ALCOA [NYSE:AA] } 10th September 2013
    Published: Sept 10, 2013. Summary: Year founded: 1988 Business areas: Primary Aluminum, Fabricated Aluminum, Bauxite, Refining of Alumina. Employees: 61000 (aprox.) Financials:   2011 2010 2009 Sales $24,951 $21,013 $18,493 Income(Loss) $615 $262 $(985) Dividends 0.12 0.12 0.26 Total Assets $40,120 $39,293 $38,472 Cash Flow $2,193 $2,261 $1,365 Book Value / Share $12.96 $13.26 $12.70 Capital Expenditures $1,287 $1,015 $1,617 Employees 61,000 59,000 59,000 Earnings/Share 0.57 0.24 -1.13   Key Strengths: Alcoa is ...

Investment

Quantitative Finance

Mathematical Optimization

  • Optimization } 001 } Introduction } 5th September 2015
    This video lecture discusses optimization problem and sets up base to further learn about different mathematical optimization methods. Thank you for watching the video and do ...

Quantum Mechanics

  • Quantum Mechanics } 001 } Schrodinger Equation } 9th December 2015
    This lecture discusses Schrodinger equation and a basic introduction to quantum mechanics. Please { Leprofesseur } on YouTube. Sincerely, H.  5,345 total views,  2 views today

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18. Chris Spear, “System Verilog for Verification”, Springer.
19. Wayne Wolf, “Modern VLSI design”, Prentice Hall.
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And,
– Various published research papers, documents, and articles.

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