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TV: An nMOS Timing Analyzer

  • Norman P. Jouppi

Abstract

TV is a timing analyzer for nMOS designs. Based on the circuit obtained from existing circuit extractors, TV determines the minimum clock duty and cycle times and verifies that the circuit obeys the MIPS clocking methodology. The delay analysis is an event driven simulation that only uses the values stable, rise, fall, as well as information about clock qualification. TV stresses fast running time, small user input requirements, and the ability to offer die user valuable advice. It calculates as much as possible statically, including the direction of signal flow, use, and clock qualification of all transistors.

Keywords

Critical Path Signal Flow Delay Model Storage Node Delay Analysis 
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© Computer Science Press, Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman P. Jouppi
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  1. 1.Computer Systems LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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