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Chip Assemblers: Concepts and Capabilities

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2 Author(s)
Katz, R.H. ; Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI ; Weiss, S.

A chip assembler is a tool for managing design information. It encourages a structured design methodology, wherein a design is described by a collection of hierarchical design decompositions, one for each of its representations. It assists in the enforcement of consistency constraints up, down, and across the different hierarchies. We argue that a chip assembler, as an integrated design environment, requires an integrated approach for the management of design data. We describe what a chip assembler is, how it is used for design management, and what are its desirable features.

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Design Automation, 1983. 20th Conference on

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27-29 June 1983