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Tools for the computer-aided design of multigigahertz superconducting digital circuits

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6 Author(s)
Gaj, K. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, USA ; Herr, Q.P. ; Adler, V. ; Krasniewski, A.
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The realization of large integrated circuits depends upon the application of computer-aided design (CAD) tools. This paper summarizes the results of a survey of CAD tools targeting superconducting digital electronics. Five categories of tools: circuit simulators, circuit optimizers, layout tools, inductance estimators, and logic simulators are discussed in detail. Within each category, a comparison of several currently available CAD tools is presented, and a tool which has been adapted for use or developed at the University of Rochester is discussed in greater detail. In addition, tools for timing analysis as well as integrated design environments that permit the effective data interchange among various tools and support libraries of design models are discussed. Future tools for timing optimization, automated logic synthesis, and automated layout synthesis are shown to be necessary for the design of superconducting circuits at the very large scale of integration (VLSI) level of integration. Trends regarding changes in the requirements for effective CAD tools are discussed, and expected improvements to existing tools and features of new tools currently under development are presented.

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 1 )