Physical Design of CMOS Chips in Six Easy Steps
Aimed at software professional not familiar with design processes of semiconductor elements that execute their programs. This paper focuses on algorithms and software involved in a design, layout and verification of CMOS parts. The first section introduces basic building elements of a design—transistor and standard cell—and shows their representation in design database. The design flow is segmented into six distinct steps: design capture, synthesis, floorplanning, placement and routing, extraction and verification.
KeywordsMetal Layer Standard Cell Design Database Hardware Description Language Easy Step
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