By Mark D. Birnbaum
Crucial digital layout Automation (EDA) * a distinct, easy-to-understand advent to the EDA software program instruments used to layout IC microchips * contains all features of EDA: company, technical, instrument seller and finish consumer perspectives, IC and EDA traits * Explains (in basic English) the strategies and terminology of IC layout matters and the EDA instruments that care for them * Covers the full diversity of EDA instruments from digital system-level via front-end useful layout, synthesis, and backend actual layout * perfect for non-technical readers in revenues, advertising, public kinfolk, criminal, finance, scholars, and new entrants to the EDA, semiconductor or similar industries crucial digital layout Automation (EDA) demystifies this hugely technical for someone with a "need-to-know" approximately EDA. A pleasant, casual advent to EDA company and know-how, transparent adequate for laypeople but designated adequate for technical readers. The e-book additionally makes a good complementary textual content for cross-disciplinary engineering, enterprise and advertising and marketing classes on VLSI Design.Simply and obviously, veteran chief Mark Birnbaum introduces the layout difficulties EDA is meant to unravel, the instruments that exist to resolve them, the designers who use them, and what makes EDA an important to digital product and chip layout. * Explains how EDA matches into the digital product and semiconductor industries * Examines the EDA from either the instrument person and EDA software program seller views, together with enterprise types, go back on funding, and power e * comprises digital system-level instruments for outlining what ICs will do, front-end practical chip-level instruments for layout how the IC will behave, and back-end layout instruments for enforcing the IC actual format * Discusses EDA tendencies and IC layout concerns, together with deep submicron demanding situations, highbrow estate (IP), and system-on-chip (SoC) * contains EDA criteria organisations and publicationsIndustry beginners will delight in the book's huge set of appendices, together with primers on electrical energy, semiconductor production, computing, and customary dimensions, reference assets and an entire thesaurus with acronym pronunciation.
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Extra info for Essential Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
BE design has many checking tools. Electrical rule check (ERC) checks electrical rules for gate interconnection. Design rule check (DRC) checks physical spacing and sizing rules for layout and placement. Logic versus schematic (LVS) checks that the physical wiring matches the schematic or HDL description. After the place and routing, extraction tools compute the physical lengths of wires and spaces. Delay calculators use this information to predict accurate gate and wire delays. A static timing analyzer tool analyzes signal delays through gates and wires to ensure that no signal or clock is late.
Style of design c. Sequence of EDA tools used d. Flowchart design 9: Much university EDA research is supported by: a. IC manufacturers b. EDA companies c. Government agencies d. All of the above Answers: A1: c A2: a A3: b A4: b A5: b A6: a A7: d 31 32 A8: c A9: d [ Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] Chapter 4. Overview of EDA Tools and Design Concepts In this chapter... • Introduction • Major Classes of EDA Tools • Essential EDA Concepts • Design The Art of Trial and Error • Architecture, Methodology, and Design Flow • Summary • Quick Quiz [ Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] Introduction In the next few chapters, we will discuss specific kinds of EDA tools.
In this chapter, we provide an overview of the EDA tool world. There are several EDA-related concepts which are helpful to understand the EDA tools and the design process. , is meeting again with Andrea, an ASIC engineer who works for Fabless Design, Inc. Nora has asked to learn more about the use of EDA tools. Let us listen in on their discussion. 1. 1. 2. Hierarchy Example [ Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] 35 36 Design The Art of Trial and Error Did You Know? , the design works as the designer intended.