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

Issue 2 • April 1982

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  • A Database Approach to Communication in VLSI Design

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):57 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (2)
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    This paper describes recent and planned work at Stanford University in applying database technology to the problems of VLSI design. In particular, it addresses the issue of communication within a design's different representations and hierarchical levels in a multiple designer environment. We demonstrate the heretofore questioned utility of using commercial database systems, at least while develop... View full abstract»

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  • An Algorithm for Optimal PLA Folding

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):63 - 77
    Cited by:  Papers (79)  |  Patents (1)
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    In this paper we present a graph-theoretic formulation of the optimal PLA folding problem. The class of admissible PLA foldings is defined. Necessary and sufficient conditions for obtaining the optimal folding are given. A subproblem of the optimal problem is shown to be NP-complete, and a heuristic algorithm is given which has proven to be effective on a number of test problems. View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of Breakdown Phenomena in MOSFET's

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):77 - 85
    Cited by:  Papers (33)
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    An accurate two-dimensional self-consistent numerical model for MOS transistors which is able to predict avalanche behavior is presented. This model aims at a more principal understanding of the physical processes which arise from the avalanche effect and which eventually lead to breakdown. The system of the fundamental semiconductor equations with several generation/recombination mechanisms is so... View full abstract»

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  • MEDUSA--A Simulator for Modular Circuits

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):85 - 93
    Cited by:  Papers (75)
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    A modular circuit is defined as a combination of a certain number of k-modules, which are embedded in a carrier network. The modules may represent subcircuits of varying complexity down to single devices. Such modular circuits lend themselves to a description by a system of modular equations. MEDUSA is a user-oriented simulator which utilizes system modularity during the simulation process itself,... View full abstract»

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  • Network Analysis Approach to Multidimensional Modeling of Transistors Including Thermal Effects

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):94 - 101
    Cited by:  Papers (20)
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    A comprehensive numerical model for simulating the electrical and thermal behavior of a bipolar transistor is developed. The proposed model is in the form of an electrical network for its easy implementation using a circuit analysis program. One of the suggested solution techniques enables us to simulate a fairly large problem with a reasonable amount of computer time. The effect of temperature de... View full abstract»

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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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