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© 1989

Algorithms and Techniques for VLSI Layout Synthesis

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Dwight Hill, Don Shugard, John Fishburn, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 1-3
  3. Dwight Hill, Don Shugard, John Fishburn, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 5-36
  4. Dwight Hill, Don Shugard, John Fishburn, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 37-64
  5. Dwight Hill, Don Shugard, John Fishburn, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 65-104
  6. Dwight Hill, Don Shugard, John Fishburn, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 105-128
  7. Dwight Hill, Don Shugard, John Fishburn, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 129-151
  8. Dwight Hill, Don Shugard, John Fishburn, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 153-179
  9. Dwight Hill, Don Shugard, John Fishburn, Kurt Keutzer
    Pages 181-187
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 189-212

About this book

Introduction

This book describes a system of VLSI layout tools called IDA which stands for "Integrated Design Aides. " It is not a main-line production CAD environment, but neither is it a paper tool. Rather, IDA is an experimental environment that serves to test out CAD ideas in the crucible of real chip design. Many features have been tried in IDA over the years, some successfully, some not. This book will emphasize the former, and attempt to describe the features that have been useful and effective in building real chips. Before discussing the present state of IDA, it may be helpful to understand how the project got started. Although Bell Labs has traditionally had a large and effective effort in VLSI and CAD, researchers at the Murray Hill facility wanted to study the process of VLSI design independently, emphasizing the idea of small team chip building. So, in 1979 they invited Carver Mead to present his views on MOS chip design, complete with the now famous "lambda" design rules and "tall, thin designers. " To support this course, Steve Johnson (better known for YACC and the portable C compiler) and Sally Browning invented the constraint­ based "i" language and wrote a compiler for it. A small collection of layout tools developed rapidly around this compiler, including design rule checkers, editors and simulators.

Keywords

Generator Resolution VLSI algorithms integrated circuit logic simulation transistor

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Algorithms and Techniques for VLSI Layout Synthesis
  • Authors Dwight Hill
    Don Shugard
    John Fishburn
    Kurt Keutzer
  • Series Title The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1707-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89838-301-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8962-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-1707-4
  • Series ISSN 0893-3405
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 212
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Electrical Engineering
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