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Top-Down Digital VLSI Design by Hubert Kaeslin

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Appendix C

Symbols and Constants

C.1 Abbreviations

akaalso known as
cktcircuit
iffif and only if
wrtwith respect to
SysVerSystemVerilog

For technical and scientific acronyms please check the Index.

C.2 Mathematical symbols

QuantityUnitExplanation
α1MOSFET velocity saturation index
α1defect clustering factor
αk1node activity
β1BJT current gain
βA/V2MOSFET gain factor
β25A1A/V2process gain factor
Γ1cycles per data item
δ1duty cycle
ε0As/Vmpermittivity of vacuum, aka electric constant
εr1relative permittivity, once known as dielectric constant
θa,c,jK or °Ctemperature (of ambient air, case, and junction respectively)
Θs−1data throughput
λ1MOSFET channel length modulation ...

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