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Proceedings of the IEEE

Issue 2 • Date Feb 1990

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  • Architecture-driven synthesis techniques for VLSI implementation of DSP algorithms

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 319 - 335
    Cited by:  Papers (58)  |  Patents (5)
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    The state of the art of compiling digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms into silicon is discussed. It is indicated how digital signal processing differs from numerical data processing, including the consequences for the synthesis tools. On the basis of a broad range of DSP applications, four classes of architectures are then distinguished to serve as templates for four different synthesis sys... View full abstract»

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  • Performance-directed synthesis of VLSI systems

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 336 - 355
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    The two tasks involved in the design of VLSI systems, synthesizing the circuit and then analyzing it to verify the desired behavior and performance, are becoming intertwined, and performance constraints are being used to drive synthesis. This approach requires the ability to explore efficiently many design options and to find global optima over the several consistently aligned representation level... View full abstract»

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  • The high-level synthesis of digital systems

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 301 - 318
    Cited by:  Papers (287)  |  Patents (33)
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    High-level synthesis systems start with an abstract behavioral specification of a digital system and find a register-transfer level structure that realizes the given behavior. The various tasks involved in developing a register-transfer level structure from an algorithmic level specification are described. In particular, it is shown how the high-level synthesis task can be decomposed into a number... View full abstract»

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  • Statistical control of VLSI fabrication processes

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 436 - 455
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (4)
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    Random fluctuations in very large scale integrated circuit (VLSIC) fabrication processes cause the parametric production yield to fall below acceptable levels, resulting in a loss of competitive edge. To address this problem, a framework for an integrated computer-aided-design-computer-aided-manufacturing (CAD-CAM) system that will enable the design, fabrication, control, and diagnosis of present ... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic CAD frameworks

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 393 - 417
    Cited by:  Papers (40)  |  Patents (5)
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    The CAD framework, i.e. the underlying facilities provided to the CAD tool developer, the CAD system integrator, and the end-user (IC or system designer) to facilitate their tasks, is discussed. The development of the CAD framework concept in the domain of electronic circuit design is reviewed. The most important work in the area is briefly described. The major components of a CAD framework are id... View full abstract»

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  • Multilevel logic synthesis

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 264 - 300
    Cited by:  Papers (145)  |  Patents (12)
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    A survey of logic synthesis techniques for multilevel combinational logic is presented. The goal is to provide more in-depth background and perspective for people interested in pursuing or assessing some of the topics in this emerging field. Introductions, capsule summaries, and, in some cases, detailed analysis of the synthesis methods that have become established as practically significant are p... View full abstract»

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  • Design of integrated circuits: directions and challenges

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 418 - 435
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    Several of the dimensions of IC CAE technology are discussed, focusing on two design styles: custom design, used for commodity products such as DRAMs, microprocessors, etc., where large volume production is planned and area reduction and performance maximization can be expected to return large dividends; and the design of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), utilizing either very regu... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided design for VLSI circuit manufacturability

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 356 - 392
    Cited by:  Papers (84)  |  Patents (2)
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    It is noted that the nominal design created by CAD tools must often be modified to maximize manufacturing yield. Such maximization must be performed during the design to achieve an acceptable level of initial manufacturing yield and during fabrication to achieve the maximum rate of yield improvement in the entire product development cycle. The manufacturing-oriented component of the CAD of VLSI ci... View full abstract»

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  • Recent advances in VLSI layout

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 237 - 263
    Cited by:  Papers (42)  |  Patents (116)
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    The current status of VLSI layout and directions for future research are addressed, with emphasis on the authors' own work. Necessary terminology and definitions and, whenever possible, a precise formulation of the problems are provided. Placement and floorplanning for both the sea-of-gates and building-block designs are examined. The former emphasizes the connectivity specification, whereas the l... View full abstract»

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