The Macro Design Process

  • Michael Keating
  • Pierre Bricaud

Abstract

This chapter addresses the issues encountered in designing hard and soft macros for reuse. The topics include:
  • An overview of the macro design workflow

  • Contents of a design specification

  • Top-level macro design and partitioning into subblocks

  • Designing subblocks

  • Integrating subblocks and macro verification

  • Productization and prototyping issues

Keywords

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Keating
    • 1
  • Pierre Bricaud
    • 2
  1. 1.Synopsys, Inc.USA
  2. 2.Mentor Graphics CorporationUSA

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