IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems

Issue 1 • January 1982

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  • CAD Systems for IC Design

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):2 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (20)
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    As integrated circuit (IC) complexities increase, many existing computer-aided design (CAD) methods must be replaced with an integrated design system to support very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit and system design. The framework for a hierarchical CAD system is described. The system supports both functional and physical design from initial specification and system synthesis to simulation, ... View full abstract»

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  • A Design Centering Algorithm for Nonconvex Regions of Acceptability

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):13 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (28)
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    Random variations inherent in any fabrication process may result in very low production yield. This is especially true in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Several methods have been proposed to help the circuit designer minimize the influence of these random variations. Most of these methods are deterministic and try to maximize yield by centering the nominal value of the designable paramete... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient Algorithms for Channel Routing

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):25 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (350)  |  Patents (1)
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    In the layout design of LSI chips, channel routing is one of the key problems. The problem is to route a specified net list between two rows of terminals across a two-layer channel. Nets are routed with horizontal segments on one layer and vertical segments on the other. Connections between two layers are made through via holes. Two new algorithms are proposed. These algorithms merge nets instead ... View full abstract»

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  • VISTA: A VLSI CAD System

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):36 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    The VISTA computer-aided design (CAD) system is described. The architecture of VISTA is introduced and the interrelationships between its modules are detailed. Emphasis is placed on both an overview of the software and on unique algorithms. Particular attention is paid to advancements made in hierarchical simulation, semiconductor modeling, and verification. View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

The purpose of this Transactions is to publish papers of interest to individuals in the area of computer-aided design of integrated circuits and systems composed of analog, digital, mixed-signal, optical, or microwave components.

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Pennsylvania State University
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