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2.9   Summary

The most important concepts that we covered in this chapter are the following:

  • The use of transistors as switches
  • The difference between flip-flop and a latch
  • The meaning of setup time and hold time
  • Pipelines and latency
  • The difference between datapath, standard-cell, and gate-array logic cells
  • Strong and weak logic levels
  • Pushing bubbles
  • Ratio of logic
  • Resistance per square of layers and their relative values in CMOS
  • Design rules and l

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