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Solid-State and Electron Devices, IEE Proceedings I

Issue 3 • Date June 1986

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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 1986
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  • Silicon-on-insulator technology

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 66 - 76
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    The last few years have seen considerable progress in the development of techniques for producing silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates suitable for fabrication of high performance devices/circuits. Among the most promising of the new ideas are those based on buried dielectric formation by ion implantation (oxygen or nitrogen), recrystallisation of deposited polycrystalline silicon-on-insulator (u... View full abstract»

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  • Cell-based design: a review

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 77 - 82
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    The paper discusses the impact of cell-based design techniques and VLSI technology. The paper considers cell-based chip design including the design tools and interfaces from logic design, through floor-planning to implementation. Finally, the advantages and limitations of cell-based design are summarised, leading to suggestions and recommendations for the next generation cell library approach. View full abstract»

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  • Structured approaches to design

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 83 - 86
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    The VLSI design process must address the fields of definition, realisation and verification of complex systems. The most important aspect is the management of the complexity in all three fields. The paper discusses the use of structures to aid in these objectives, and describes a particular process sequence. The field of VLSI design is characterised by somewhat obscure terminology. The key to unde... View full abstract»

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  • Behavioural description and VLSI verification

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 87 - 97
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    Validation of VLSI design correctness by formal proof is an alternative to the traditional approach which utilises simulation. Formal verification requires the description of the behavior of designs and design specifications, resulting in the development of behavioural description languages. These differ from inherently structural hardware description languages (HDLs) in that they not only allow b... View full abstract»

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  • Image reconstruction using the transputer

    Publication Year: 1986
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    Image reconstruction by computer tomography provides a nonintrusive method of imaging the internal structure of objects. From measurements of radiation (e.g. X-rays or gamma rays) passed through an object, it is possible to reconstruct the internal structure. There is great interest in the potential of such methods in industrial applications but a number of problems need to be solved before these ... View full abstract»

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  • SCAPE: a single-chip array processing element for signal and image processing

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 105 - 111
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    The SCAPE chip is a practical implementation of a VLSI associative string processor; integrating a string of 256 identical processing elements, each comprising 37 bits of content-addressable memory, a 1-bit adder and logic for communication with other processing elements. Packing 143K transistors on a 73 mm2 silicon die, with 2.5 ¿m p-well (two-layer metal) CMOS design rules, the SCAPE chip is pa... View full abstract»

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  • VLSI and WSI associative string processors for structured data processing

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 113 - 122
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    A novel fine-grain parallel-processing microelectronic architecture is proposed as a cost-effective building-block for fifth-generation computer systems. Based on a fully programmable associative string processing computational structure, the architecture provides particularly flexible support and manipulation of abstract data structures over a wide range of information processing tasks. Moreover,... View full abstract»

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  • Logic programs and an experimental architecture for their execution

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 123 - 127
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    Logic programming provides new ways of solving problems by computer, and offers opportunities for concurrent processing. The declarative style of logic programming is contrasted with the imperative style of conventional programming languages. A simple example of a logic network is used to draw out the distinction, and is followed by a review of the corresponding execution sequence. The operations ... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a reliable and self-testing VLSI datapath using residue coding techniques

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 129 - 140
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    The testing of VLSI circuits is becoming progressively more difficult as device densities increase. This has brought about several proposals for designing VLSI circuits with testability built in. A method is presented in the paper for the design of easily testable VLSI circuits with a view to producing fault tolerant systems. A microprocessor datapath is used to illustrate the technique. The metho... View full abstract»

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  • Workshop report Workshop on integrated CAD and workstations

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 141 - 142
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