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Design Automation for Timing-Driven Layout Synthesis

  • Sachin S. Sapatnekar
  • Sung-Mo Kang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Sachin S. Sapatnekar, Sung-Mo Kang
    Pages 1-12
  3. Sachin S. Sapatnekar, Sung-Mo Kang
    Pages 13-79
  4. Sachin S. Sapatnekar, Sung-Mo Kang
    Pages 81-111
  5. Sachin S. Sapatnekar, Sung-Mo Kang
    Pages 113-140
  6. Sachin S. Sapatnekar, Sung-Mo Kang
    Pages 141-189
  7. Sachin S. Sapatnekar, Sung-Mo Kang
    Pages 191-245
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 247-269

About this book

Introduction

Moore's law [Noy77], which predicted that the number of devices in­ tegrated on a chip would be doubled every two years, was accurate for a number of years. Only recently has the level of integration be­ gun to slow down somewhat due to the physical limits of integration technology. Advances in silicon technology have allowed Ie design­ ers to integrate more than a few million transistors on a chip; even a whole system of moderate complexity can now be implemented on a single chip. To keep pace with the increasing complexity in very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits, the productivity of chip designers would have to increase at the same rate as the level of integration. Without such an increase in productivity, the design of complex systems might not be achievable within a reasonable time-frame. The rapidly increasing complexity of VLSI circuits has made de- 1 2 INTRODUCTION sign automation an absolute necessity, since the required increase in productivity can only be accomplished with the use of sophisticated design tools. Such tools also enable designers to perform trade-off analyses of different logic implementations and to make well-informed design decisions.

Keywords

CMOS VLSI algorithms automation circuit design automation interconnect layout modeling optimization programming transistor

Authors and affiliations

  • Sachin S. Sapatnekar
    • 1
  • Sung-Mo Kang
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3178-4
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6393-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3178-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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