ASIC and Programmable IC Technologies

  • M. J. Morant
Part of the Tutorial Guides in Electronic Engineering book series (TGEE, volume 18)


By studying this chapter you should be able
  • □ To understand the importance of ASICs for the production of electronic systems and their benefits.

  • □ To appreciate the advantages of the standard cell and gate array methods for the implementation of ASIC designs and their relative merits.

  • □ To understand the reasons for the cost and performance differences between standard cell and gate array chips in order to choose the best approach to use for a particular ASIC.

  • □ To understand the basic technologies used in electrically programmable ICs in order to compare them with mask-programmed ICs.


Standard Cell Combinational Logic Configuration Data Programmable Logic Array Gate Equivalent 
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© Martin J. Morant 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Morant
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of DurhamUSA

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