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Fundamentals of Layout Design for Electronic Circuits


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jens Lienig, Juergen Scheible
    Pages 1-29
  3. Jens Lienig, Juergen Scheible
    Pages 31-82
  4. Jens Lienig, Juergen Scheible
    Pages 83-126
  5. Jens Lienig, Juergen Scheible
    Pages 127-164
  6. Jens Lienig, Juergen Scheible
    Pages 213-255
  7. Jens Lienig, Juergen Scheible
    Pages 257-302
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 303-306

About this book


This book covers the fundamental knowledge of layout design from the ground up, addressing both physical design, as generally applied to digital circuits, and analog layout. Such knowledge provides the critical awareness and insights a layout designer must possess to convert a structural description produced during circuit design into the physical layout used for IC/PCB fabrication. The book introduces the technological know-how to transform silicon into functional devices, to understand the technology for which a layout is targeted (Chap. 2). Using this core technology knowledge as the foundation, subsequent chapters delve deeper into specific constraints and aspects of physical design, such as interfaces, design rules and libraries (Chap. 3), design flows and models (Chap. 4), design steps (Chap. 5), analog design specifics (Chap. 6), and finally reliability measures (Chap. 7). Besides serving as a textbook for engineering students, this book is a foundational reference for today’s circuit designers.  


This is a welcome and very important new reference book for both students and practicing microelectronics design engineers. It fills a gap in pedagogy that has been growing over time, by building from foundations while spanning layers of system architecture and integration, as well as both analog and digital layout.

Professor Andrew B. Kahng, University of California San Diego 


This book is an excellent introduction, covering where we are now, the key problems we currently face, and also providing a glimpse of what is to come. The authors are respected leaders in the field, with deep knowledge; they cover the material in a crisp and clear manner, making this text a great resource for anyone, from the new student to the seasoned expert.

Associate Professor Patrick H. Madden, Binghamton University


This book covers fundamentals of IC mask or layout design with a strong emphasis on the technological background, the practical design and verification steps, and the analog and reliability issues. I find the book worth reading. It equips students and junior engineers with comprehensive layout design knowledge.

Professor Mark Po-Hung Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


The combined expertise of the authors and the attention they have paid to theory and practice, big picture and detail, illustrative examples and written text, make this book the perfect go-to resource for students and engineers alike.

Professor Laleh Behjat, University of Calgary


Layout design Analog layout Design rules Layout generators Physical design automation Semiconductor fabrication Failure mechanisms Matching Parasitic effects Layout constraints

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical and Computer EngineeringDresden University of TechnologyDresden, SaxonyGermany
  2. 2.Electronic Design AutomationReutlingen UniversityReutlingen, Baden-WuerttembergGermany

About the authors

Jens Lienig is the director of the Institute of Electromechanical and Electronic Design at Dresden University of Technology, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in the field of computer-aided physical design of multi-chip modules and was employed as a researcher at University of Virginia, Charlottesville and Concordia University, Montreal. Afterwards he worked as project manager at Tanner Research, Inc. and Robert Bosch GmbH.    

Juergen Scheible is full Professor for Electronic Design Automation at Reutlingen University. He received his Ph.D. in the field of Electrical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. From 1992 to 2010, he was with the Automotive Electronics Division, Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany. There, he was a Senior Engineer in ASIC design, working as Project Manager for the improvement of IC and hybrid design processes and as Director of EDA tool management. He was also the Head of the Department for IC Layout Design.   

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fundamentals of Layout Design for Electronic Circuits
  • Authors Jens Lienig
    Juergen Scheible
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-39283-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-39286-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-39284-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 306
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 215 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Electronic Circuits and Devices
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