© 2000

VLSI: Systems on a Chip

IFIP TC10 WG10.5 Tenth International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI’99) December 1–4, 1999, Lisboa, Portugal

  • Luis Miguel Silveira
  • Srinivas Devadas
  • Ricardo Reis

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Geoffrey B. Jackson, Saleel V. Awsare, Lawrence D. Engh, Mark A. Hemming, Peter Holzmann, Oliver C. Kao et al.
    Pages 11-22
  3. Yue Wu, Shenggao Li, Mohammed Ismail, Håkan Olsson
    Pages 35-46
  4. S. S. Rajput, S. S. Jamuar
    Pages 47-60
  5. Yue Wu, Hong-sun Kim, Fredrik Jonsson, Mohammed Ismail, Håkan Olsson
    Pages 61-68
  6. N. Masoumi, M. I. Elmasry, S. Safavi-Naeini
    Pages 69-76
  7. Atsushi Iwata, Makoto Nagata, Hiroyuki Nakamoto, Noriaki Takeda, Mitsuru Homma, Hiroto Higashi et al.
    Pages 77-88
  8. A. M. Rassau, G. Alagoda, D. Lucas, J. Austin-Crowe, K. Eshraghian
    Pages 89-100
  9. Camille Diou, Lionel Torres, Michel Robert
    Pages 101-112
  10. Abdellah Touhafi, Wouter Brissinck, Erik Dirkx
    Pages 113-124
  11. Russell Tessier
    Pages 125-136
  12. Nuno Lau, Valery Sklyarov
    Pages 137-148
  13. R. V. K. Pillai, D. Al-Khalili, A. J. Al-Khalili
    Pages 149-160
  14. C. Ninos, H. T. Vergos, D. Nikolos
    Pages 161-172
  15. J. Alcântara, S. Salomão, E. Granja, V. Alves, F. França
    Pages 173-180
  16. Rui L. Aguiar, Dinis M. Santos
    Pages 181-191
  17. Mihai Munteanu, Peter A. Ivey, Luke Seed, Marios Psilogeorgopoulos, Neil Powell, Istvan Bogdan
    Pages 206-217

About this book


For over three decades now, silicon capacity has steadily been doubling every year and a half with equally staggering improvements continuously being observed in operating speeds. This increase in capacity has allowed for more complex systems to be built on a single silicon chip. Coupled with this functionality increase, speed improvements have fueled tremendous advancements in computing and have enabled new multi-media applications. Such trends, aimed at integrating higher levels of circuit functionality are tightly related to an emphasis on compactness in consumer electronic products and a widespread growth and interest in wireless communications and products. These trends are expected to persist for some time as technology and design methodologies continue to evolve and the era of Systems on a Chip has definitely come of age. While technology improvements and spiraling silicon capacity allow designers to pack more functions onto a single piece of silicon, they also highlight a pressing challenge for system designers to keep up with such amazing complexity. To handle higher operating speeds and the constraints of portability and connectivity, new circuit techniques have appeared. Intensive research and progress in EDA tools, design methodologies and techniques is required to empower designers with the ability to make efficient use of the potential offered by this increasing silicon capacity and complexity and to enable them to design, test, verify and build such systems.


ASIC Embedded Systems FPGA Hardware Transistor VLSI algorithms construction integrated circuit layout micro-alloy transistor, MAT modeling simulation static-induction transistor verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis Miguel Silveira
    • 1
  • Srinivas Devadas
    • 2
  • Ricardo Reis
    • 3
  1. 1.Systems and Computers Research Institute (INESC) and Cadence Europeans Laboratories (CEL), Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)Technical University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Laboratory for Computer Science, Dept. of Elect. Eng. and Comp. ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Instituto de InformáticaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title VLSI: Systems on a Chip
  • Book Subtitle IFIP TC10 WG10.5 Tenth International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI’99) December 1–4, 1999, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Editors Luis Miguel Silveira
    Srinivas Devadas
    Ricardo A. Reis
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-7731-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-1014-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35498-9
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 678
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Theory of Computation
    Electrical Engineering
    Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design
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