Some VLSI System Design Topics for study at EECS Course WEB Sites. Many other sites below.
VLSI Home Page of Dr. Jim Plusquellic – Many CMOS VLSI Design Information for Students.
Unified view of technological, architectural and design-related aspects of VLSI systems… VLSI design flow
Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating integrated circuits by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip. VLSI began in the 1970s when complex semiconductor and communication technologies were being developed. The microprocessor is a VLSI device.
Current information on Embedded Systems for uC and ASIC Designers. Inside DSP – signal processing monthly. BDTI’s Pocket Guide – guide to processing engines for embedded applications covers DSP processors, CPUs, microcontrollers, and FPGAs. DSP Dictionary too.
DSP Basics course online course which is free. Developed in 1998 it is light-weight but a valuable start for people new to DSP or in need of a refresher
Johns Hopkins University Signals Systems Control
The Scientist and Engineer’s Guide to Digital Signal Processing By Steven W. Smith, Ph.D. – Free DSP Book
“This website offers tutorials I have written on various topics in analog and digital communications that will help you cut through this complexity. I keep adding to this collection, albeit very slowly.”
The Java- Digital Signal Processing (J-DSP) editor is an Internet based signal processing laboratory that provides hands-on learning experiences in distributed learning environments
This site provides the current version of the book Introduction to Statistical Signal Processing by R.M. Gray and L.D. Davisson
DSPRelated.com since 1999, popular independent internet resource for Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engineers.
This tutorial with Java Applets is good to start with for DSP learning. DSP is a part of Embedded Processing. Also where Real Time Analog Meets Digital. Not that you will need DSP for everything. Simple equations can be implemented without DSP, but is an entry into the DSP world.
When complex waveforms in Audio / Video needs to be synthesized / manipulated. RF Communication related calculations too. More power and focus on math and speed makes dedicated DSP devices / software / specialization inevitable.