Developing Hard Macros

  • Michael Keating
  • Pierre Bricaud


This chapter discusses issues that are specific to the development of hard macros. In particular, it discusses the need for simulation, layout, and timing models, as well as the differing productization requirements and deliverables for hard macros. The topics are:
  • Overview

  • Hard macro design issues

  • Hard macro design process

  • Physical design for hard macros

  • Block integration

  • Productization

  • Model development for hard macros

  • Portable hard macros and CBA technology


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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Keating
    • 1
  • Pierre Bricaud
    • 2
  1. 1.Synopsys, Inc.UK
  2. 2.Mentor Graphic CorporationUSA

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