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Date 9 Jan 1989

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  • IEE Colloquium on `ASIC Design on Silicon' (Digest No.1)

    Publication Year: 1989
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    The following topics were dealt with: hybrids; education; user interfaces; CAD; technology; analogue arrays. Abstracts of individual papers can be found under the relevant classification codes in this or other issues View full abstract»

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  • High speed, versatile analogue arrays

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):7/1 - 7/3
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    There has been a significant increase in the range of analogue circuits which can be implemented. Even so, the fixed location of all the components makes layout design difficult, and can result in significant waste die area and in speed limitations. Accordingly, over the past two years the author has been developing designs which further increase the range of function which can be implemented usin... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of technology advances on ASICs

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):6/1 - 6/3
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    Today's design team faced with new system requirements is, in numbers, significantly smaller than the last generation design team because of the high productivity achieved in ASIC design. With short design cycle times and `right first time' performance, the ability to be first to market has characterised the mature ASIC engineer's output. The system design itself has become far more secure because... View full abstract»

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  • ECL arrays fight back

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):5/1 - 5/7
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    Describes a new family of ECL arrays based on an advanced bipolar process developed by Plessey Semiconductors. The ELA80K array family has been developed in conjunction with Applied Microcircuits Corp. (AMCC) who contributed much to its design. The array family boasts a maximum gate complexity of 16000 gates with utilisation capability of 95% making it the most complex ECL array currently being ma... View full abstract»

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  • Technological developments of special interest to education: full custom integrated circuit CAD

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):3/1 - 3/2
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    The layout editor from Gate Array CAD package, QUICKCHIP was extended to allow a variable number of layers with variable design rules for each layer, and variable connectivity between layers. Some important features of QUICKCHIP are: layout is built from a circuit description; circuit and layout are described hierarchically; design rules are correct by construction; all mask shapes are constructed... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon hybrids and other technologies for the smaller user

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):2/1 - 2/4
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    Describes two new technologies-silicon hybrids and low cost, mixed analogue/digital technologies-which are of particular interest for for the smaller user View full abstract»

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  • Future trends in design and the user interface

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):4/1 - 4/2
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    Examines the trends in design, and design tools, over the recent past. It attempts to make the point that design practice, and the use of design tools, has been much more subject to technology push than market pull. Traditionally, technology push has delivered outrageous increases in ASIC functionality and driven the user interface to designing from one level to the next highest level. An attempt ... View full abstract»

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