Comparing quality assurance methods and the resulting design strategies: Experiences from complex designs
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Design quality assurance methods are compared in terms of cost and error detection efficiency using statistical data from several complex designs (Complexity>100.00 gates). A suitable strategy for error detection as a function of system complexity is identified, and the resulting design flow is described. The statistical control of the design process as a feedback loop to achieve error prevention is demonstrated. Using data from complex projects practical advice for managers is given.
KeywordsInspections quality assurance methods VLSI design methodology
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