About this book
This book presents the state-of-the-art techniques for the modeling, simulation, testing, compilation and physical synthesis of mVLSI biochips. The authors describe a top-down modeling and synthesis methodology for the mVLSI biochips, inspired by microelectronics VLSI methodologies. They introduce a modeling framework for the components and the biochip architecture, and a high-level microfluidic protocol language. Coverage includes a topology graph-based model for the biochip architecture, and a sequencing graph to model for biochemical application, showing how the application model can be obtained from the protocol language. The techniques described facilitate programmability and automation, enabling developers in the emerging, large biochip market.
· Presents the current models used for the research on compilation and synthesis techniques of mVLSI biochips in a tutorial fashion;
· Includes a set of "benchmarks", that are presented in great detail and includes the source code of several of the techniques presented, including solutions to the basic compilation and synthesis problems;
· Discusses several new research problems in detail, using numerous examples.