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Flexible module generation in the FACE design environment

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4 Author(s)
W. D. Smith ; General Electric Corp. Res. & Dev., Schenectady, NY, USA ; J. R. Jasica ; M. J. Hartman ; M. A. d'Abreu

The Flexible Architecture Compilation Environment (FACE) provides a common object-oriented representation for design information. A module-generation system built within the FACE environment that uses parameterized procedural module descriptions is discussed. These generators capture the knowledge of a designer and facilitate a high level of reuse of the modules and leaf cells. The system provides a general mechanism to parameterize design information and supports complex generators ranging from tiled structures to entire chips. This approach is applicable to many hardware architectures. Experience in the design of working VLSI chips is discussed.<>

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Computer-Aided Design, 1988. ICCAD-88. Digest of Technical Papers., IEEE International Conference on

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7-10 Nov. 1988