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Algorithms are presented which use a bit map approach to derive connectivity checks, design rule checks, and electrical parameters for VLSI circuit artwork.
Computer technology will continue to advance, and the capabilities we need will exist in VLSI. But capitalizing on them will require innovative design tools and architectures.
The history of Government interest and involvement in CAD can be traced to the very origins of this field. The author is aware of Government sponsored work in the electronics area in the late 1950's and was personally involved in CAD development both in-house and on contract since the early 1960's. This paper addresses only electronics CAD, but there has… (More)
As we become increasingly aware of the limitations of automation, design validation techniques to reduce errors in manual operations are receiving more attention. Hierarchical design systems in particular rely heavily on computer aids for validating designs. This paper identifies current work in this area and suggests areas for future research.
The relationship between topology and performance in LSI cell design requires a corresponding relationship between cell layout and circuit analysis computer programs. A computer aided design system demonstrating this is discussed.
In a field which is at least two decades old, one phenomenon remains constant. It appears that none of us can objectively describe our current status without sprinkling a little of “what might be” into the discussion. While we all complain about the day-to-day fire fights, we are basically forward looking, if only incrementally. Let us drop all… (More)
Overview An Internet-based infrastructure is being developed under two NSF contracts to provide designers with access to multiple layered-manufacturing services. These contracts are entitled "Design Interface for 3D Manufacturing" and "Manufacturing Interface for 3D Design" in order to stress the symmetry of the design/manufacturing interface. The projects… (More)
For the past two years, this panel examined design automation as professionals evaluating our own profession. With tongue only slightly in cheek, we discussed “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Implementation” in 1978, and “Adapting to the Joys of Madness” in 1979. Both sessions were hard-hitting self appraisals of the way we do… (More)
The state of the art in design automation is a key to the effective utilization of the increasing density and functional complexity attainable on a “chip” today. The Department of Defense's Very High Speed Integrated Circuits (VHSIC) program is targeting a density-speed product of 1 × 10<supscrpt>13</supscrpt>… (More)