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# The Analog Behavior of Digital Integrated Circuits

@article{Glasser1981TheAB, title={The Analog Behavior of Digital Integrated Circuits}, author={Lance A. Glasser}, journal={18th Design Automation Conference}, year={1981}, pages={603-612} }

- Published 1981 in 18th Design Automation Conference

The analog behavior of digital VLSI circuits is investigated. A theory based on nonlinear Thevenin equivalent circuits and RC ladder networks is developed. We obtain closed form expressions for the upper and lower bounds on propagation delay through a string of inverters. We generalize this to multiple-input, multiple-output gates and show that the problem of estimating signal propagation delays in VLSI circuits may be reduced to the problem of summing the step responses of a set of linear RC… CONTINUE READING