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Electronic CAD Frameworks

  • Timothy J. Barnes
  • David Harrison
  • A. Richard Newton
  • Rick L. Spickelmier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 1-15
  3. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 17-27
  4. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 29-50
  5. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 51-75
  6. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 77-86
  7. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 87-100
  8. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 101-120
  9. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 121-137
  10. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 139-145
  11. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 147-162
  12. Timothy J. Barnes, David Harrison, A. Richard Newton, Rick L. Spickelmier
    Pages 163-165
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 167-195

About this book

Introduction

When it comes to frameworks, the familiar story of the elephant and the six blind philosophers seems to apply. As each philoso­ pher encountered a separate part of the elephant, each pronounced his considered, but flawed judgement. One blind philosopher felt a leg and thought it a tree. Another felt the tail and thought he held a rope. Another felt the elephant's flank and thought he stood before a wall. We're supposed to learn about snap judgements from this alle­ gory, but its author might well have been describing design automation frameworks. For in the reality of today's product development requirements, a framework must be many things to many people. xiv CAD Frameworks: Integration Technology for CAD As the authors of this book note, framework design is an optimi­ zation problem. Somehow, it has to be both a superior rope for one and a tremendous tree for another. Somehow it needs to provide a standard environment for exploiting the full potential of computer-aided engineering tools. And, somehow, it has to make real such abstractions as interoperability and interchangeability. For years, we've talked about a framework as something that provides application-oriented services, just as an operating system provides system-level support. And for years, that simple statement has hid the tremendous complexity of actually providing those services.

Keywords

Software Standard computer-aided design (CAD) development integrated circuit

Authors and affiliations

  • Timothy J. Barnes
    • 1
  • David Harrison
    • 2
  • A. Richard Newton
    • 2
  • Rick L. Spickelmier
    • 2
  1. 1.Cadence Design SystemsUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3558-4
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6580-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3558-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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