ASIC and Programmable IC Technologies
□ 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.
KeywordsStandard Cell Combinational Logic Configuration Data Programmable Logic Array Gate Equivalent
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