Sources of bias in EDA tools and its influence

@article{Fiser2014SourcesOB,
  title={Sources of bias in EDA tools and its influence},
  author={Petr Fiser and Jan Schmidt and Jiri Balcarek},
  journal={17th International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits & Systems},
  year={2014},
  pages={258-261}
}
In this paper we present an experimental analysis of robustness of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, with respect to different seemingly unimportant aspects (bias) introduced by the designer, “from outside”. The algorithms employed in EDA tools should be immune to these completely, since such aspects do not carry any useful information - source files differing in these aspects are semantically equivalent. However, we show that most of the studied tools are seriously sensitive here, much… CONTINUE READING