Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Technology

Author: Norman Einspruch

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0323153232

Category: Computers

Page: 380

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Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Technology explores and discusses the different aspects of the ASIC technology experienced during the 1990s. The topics of the chapters range from the ASIC business, model, marketing, and development up to its testability, packaging, and quality and reliability. An introductory chapter begins the discussion and tackles the historical perspective and the classification of the ASIC technology. Chapters 2 and 3 cover the business side of the technology as it discusses the market dynamics and marketing strategies. The following chapters focus on the product itself and deal with the design and model and library development. Computer-aided design tools and systems are included in the discussion. Manufacturing and packaging of ASICs are also given attention in the book. Finally, the last three chapters present the application, testability, and reliability of ASIC technology. The text can be of most help to students in the fields of microelectronics, computer technology, and engineering.
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Application-Specific Integrated Circuits

Author: Michael John Sebastian Smith

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321602756

Category: Computers

Page: 1040

View: 8848

This comprehensive book on application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) describes the latest methods in VLSI-systems design. ASIC design, using commercial tools and pre-designed cell libraries, is the fastest, most cost-effective, and least error-prone method of IC design. As a consequence, ASICs and ASIC-design methods have become increasingly popular in industry for a wide range of applications. The book covers both semicustom and programmable ASIC types. After describing the fundamentals of digital logic design and the physical features of each ASIC type, the book turns to ASIC logic design - design entry, logic synthesis, simulation, and test - and then to physical design - partitioning, floorplanning, placement, and routing. You will find here, in practical well-explained detail, everything you need to know to understand the design of an ASIC, and everything you must do to begin and to complete your own design. Features Broad coverage includes, in one information-packed volume, cell-based ICs, gate arrays, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and complex programmable logic devices (PLDs). Examples throughout the book have been checked with a wide range of commercial tools to ensure their accuracy and utility. Separate chapters and appendixes on both Verilog and VHDL, including material from IEEE standards, serve as a complete reference for high-level, ASIC-design entry. As in other landmark VLSI books published by Addison-Wesley - from Mead and Conway to Weste and Eshraghian - the author's teaching expertise and industry experience illuminate the presentation of useful design methods. Any engineer, manager, or student who is working with ASICs in a design project, or who is simply interested in knowing more about the different ASIC types and design styles, will find this book to be an invaluable resource, reference, and guide.
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Application Specific Integrated Circuits

Author: Smith

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788177584080

Category: Application-specific integrated circuits

Page: 1038

View: 9263

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Timing Verification of Application-specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)

Author: Farzad Nekoogar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Computers

Page: 179

View: 7981

Reviewers tell us that Case/Fair is one of the all-time bestselling principles of economics texts because they trust it to be clear, thorough and complete. This well-respected author team is joined for the 9th edition by a new co-author, Sharon Oster. Sharon's research and teaching experience brings new coverage of modern topics and an applied approach to economic theory, as demonstrated in the new Economics in Practice feature. Introduction to Economics; Concepts and Problems in Macroeconomics; The Core of Macroeconomic Theory; Further Macroeconomic Issues; The World Economy For those looking for a trusted and authoritative principles of macroeconomics text that focuses on international econmies as well as the Keynesian Cross. Case/Fair/Oster believe strongly, that a text should use the Keynesian Cross carefully and systematically, to build up to the AD/AS model. One of the great benefits of this approach, is that students of economics won't mistakenly apply what they learned about simple demand and supply to aggregate demand & supply. (A detailed summary of this approach can be found in the preface).
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Silicon Destiny

The Story of Application Specific Integrated Circuits and LSI Logic Corporation

Author: Rob Walker,Nancy Tersini

Publisher: Walker Research Associates

ISBN: 9780963265401

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 4387

Walker is a pioneer in the Silicon Valley high-tech industry. SILICON DESTINY is the history of integrated circuits optimized for a specific customer or application. It is an oral history, told in the words of the technologists who invented the concepts. It also emphasizes the financial aspects of starting new companies & eventually taking them public. It will be of interest to electrical engineers & venture capitalists. To order, contact C.M.C. Publications, 565 Sinclair Road, Milpitas, CA 95035. To order by phone in the U.S., call 800-545-6698. Outside the U.S., you may order by calling (408) 945-1557; there is a $5 add-on for orders outside the United States. Or you may order through FAX at (408) 945-1135. VISA & MasterCard are welcome.
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A Guide to Analog ASICs

Author: Paul M. Jr. Brown

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 032315476X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 350

View: 5295

A Guide to Analog ASICs is a working reference for the engineer who regularly uses analog custom technology or plans to use it in a product. The book includes a detailed analysis of analog and digital application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), the vendor selection process, cost trade-offs, and design-options (in-house, design center, use of vendor design resources). After introducing the development of analog ASICs, ASIC vendors, development cycles, and cost considerations, the text reviews basic global semiconductor technology, IC fabrication techniques, and the limitations of linear IC design. The components found inside the chip are integrated resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, and metal connections. The text explains building block circuits, how these are used to construct complex circuitry, and how the Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) can check for circuit performance. The selection of the chip's package is important and depends on several factors, such as thermal size, physical size, PC board technology, number of pins, die size. When tested, a typical product should have a failure rate that follows a curve composed of a failure rate (X-axis) versus time (Y-axis). The book also provides suggestions on vendor selections including vendor identification, site visitation, and price negotiations. The book is suitable for computer engineers, designers of industrial processes, and researchers involved in electrical, computer, or other devices using integrated circuits.
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Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Technology

Author: Norman G. Einspruch,Jeffrey L. Hilbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780122341236

Category: Application specific integrated circuits.

Page: 368

View: 513

V. 1-5. [without special title] -- v. 6. Materials and process characterization -- v. 7. [without special title] -- v. 8. Plasma processing for VLSI -- v. 9. [without special title] -- v. 10. Surface and interface effects in VLSI -- v. 11. GaAs microelectronics -- v. 12. Silicon materials -- v. 13. Metal-semiconductor contacts and devices -- v. 14. VLSI design -- v. 15. VLSI metallization -- v. 16. Lithography for VLSI -- v. 17. VLSI in medicine -- v. 18. Advanced MOS device physics -- v. 19. Advanced CMOS process technology -- 20. VLSI and computer architecture -- v. 21. Beam processing technologies -- v. 22. VLSI reliability -- v. 23. Application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology -- v. 24. Heterostructures and quantum devices.
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Integrated circuit engineering

establishing a foundation

Author: L. J. Herbst

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198562795

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

View: 6129

The book gives a comprehensive coverage of ICs and can be divided into three parts. The first deals with processing, component formation, and device modelling. The second part covers digital and analogue circuits, including semicondutor memories, with performance summaries of commercialproducts. The final part explains the nature of application specific integrated circuits ( ASICs), and the ASIC design process. The final chapter covers VLSI scaling and the dominant role of interconnections in the scaling process. The text caters for many enginers and scientists who need to have agrasp of IC capabilities and ASIC design rooted in an appreciation of processing, device, behaviour, and circuit practice.
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High-Speed and Lower Power Technologies

Electronics and Photonics

Author: Jung Han Choi,Krzysztof Iniewski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 135124227X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 358

View: 5321

This book explores the most up-to-date research trends and achievements on low-power and high-speed technologies in both electronics and optics. It offers unique insight into low-power and high-speed approaches ranging from devices, ICs, sub-systems and networks that can be exploited for future mobile devices, 5G networks, and Internet of Things (IoT). The interconnections between modules or servers using electrical and optical technologies and the packaging for lower-power system and networks are taken into consideration. Written by top international experts in both industry and academia, the book discusses new devices, such as Si-on-chip laser, interconnection using graphene ribbons and 2-dimensional semiconductors, and low-power FPGA and network processors.
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Quantifying and Exploring the Gap Between FPGAs and ASICs

Author: Ian Kuon,Jonathan Rose

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441907394

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

View: 7385

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), which are pre-fabricated, programmable digital integrated circuits (ICs), provide easy access to state-of-the-art integrated circuit process technology, and in doing so, democratize this technology of our time. This book is about comparing the qualities of FPGA – their speed performance, area and power consumption, against custom-fabricated ICs, and exploring ways of mitigating their de ciencies. This work began as a question that many have asked, and few had the resources to answer – how much worse is an FPGA compared to a custom-designed chip? As we dealt with that question, we found that it was far more dif cult to answer than we anticipated, but that the results were rich basic insights on fundamental understandings of FPGA architecture. It also encouraged us to nd ways to leverage those insights to seek ways to make FPGA technology better, which is what the second half of the book is about. While the question “How much worse is an FPGA than an ASIC?” has been a constant sub-theme of all research on FPGAs, it was posed most directly, some time around May 2004, by Professor Abbas El Gamal from Stanford University to us – he was working on a 3D FPGA, and was wondering if any real measurements had been made in this kind of comparison. Shortly thereafter we took it up and tried to answer in a serious way.
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From ASICs to SOCs

A Practical Approach

Author: Faranak Nekoogar

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130338570

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 188

View: 3402

Information you can put straight to work! ASICs (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits) and SOCs (Systems On a Chip) are among the hottest topics in semiconductor chip design today. If you're a front-end or back-end chip designer looking to learn the latest techniques and methodologies, this book is for you. "From ASICs to SOCs: A Practical Approach" explains ASIC and SOC design and verification for the real world-by covering the same issues and dilemmas you'll face on the job! An emphasis on techniques and principles over the particulars of design tools gives you a deeper understanding of the material and will make you much more effective in your work, regardless which tools you use. Topics include: Methodologies and design flows for front-end and back-end designsTips and guidelines for front-end and back-end designsModern physical design techniquesIntegration of IPs on SOC designsLow-power design techniques and methodologiesVOIP (Voice over IP) and STB (Set-Top Box) SOC design examples With content centering on practical and current information and techniques, "From ASICs to SOCs: A Practical Approach" is intended for self-study by practical ASIC and SOC engineers. It also makes an excellent reference book for graduate students in electrical engineering.
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Top-Down Digital VLSI Design

From Architectures to Gate-Level Circuits and FPGAs

Author: Hubert Kaeslin

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128007729

Category: Computers

Page: 598

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Top-Down VLSI Design: From Architectures to Gate-Level Circuits and FPGAs represents a unique approach to learning digital design. Developed from more than 20 years teaching circuit design, Doctor Kaeslin’s approach follows the natural VLSI design flow and makes circuit design accessible for professionals with a background in systems engineering or digital signal processing. It begins with hardware architecture and promotes a system-level view, first considering the type of intended application and letting that guide your design choices. Doctor Kaeslin presents modern considerations for handling circuit complexity, throughput, and energy efficiency while preserving functionality. The book focuses on application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), which along with FPGAs are increasingly used to develop products with applications in telecommunications, IT security, biomedical, automotive, and computer vision industries. Topics include field-programmable logic, algorithms, verification, modeling hardware, synchronous clocking, and more. Demonstrates a top-down approach to digital VLSI design. Provides a systematic overview of architecture optimization techniques. Features a chapter on field-programmable logic devices, their technologies and architectures. Includes checklists, hints, and warnings for various design situations. Emphasizes design flows that do not overlook important action items and which include alternative options when planning the development of microelectronic circuits.
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The Electronic Design Automation Handbook

Author: Dirk Jansen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387735437

Category: Computers

Page: 655

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When I attended college we studied vacuum tubes in our junior year. At that time an average radio had ?ve vacuum tubes and better ones even seven. Then transistors appeared in 1960s. A good radio was judged to be one with more thententransistors. Latergoodradioshad15–20transistors and after that everyone stopped counting transistors. Today modern processors runing personal computers have over 10milliontransistorsandmoremillionswillbeaddedevery year. The difference between 20 and 20M is in complexity, methodology and business models. Designs with 20 tr- sistors are easily generated by design engineers without any tools, whilst designs with 20M transistors can not be done by humans in reasonable time without the help of Prof. Dr. Gajski demonstrates the Y-chart automation. This difference in complexity introduced a paradigm shift which required sophisticated methods and tools, and introduced design automation into design practice. By the decomposition of the design process into many tasks and abstraction levels the methodology of designing chips or systems has also evolved. Similarly, the business model has changed from vertical integration, in which one company did all the tasks from product speci?cation to manufacturing, to globally distributed, client server production in which most of the design and manufacturing tasks are outsourced.
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ASIC Design in the Silicon Sandbox: A Complete Guide to Building Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits

Author: Keith Barr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071481613

Category: Science

Page: 390

View: 8147

Discover How to Design, Build, and Optimize Customized Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits for a Wide Variety of Uses Both inspirational and practical, ASIC Design in the Silicon Sandbox offers electronics engineers a hands-on guide to mixed-signal circuits and layouts. The book provides a detailed roadmap for designing and building custom circuits that are optimized for target devices, providing enhanced functionality and lowered cost in finished products. Written by circuit design expert Keith Elliott Barr, this complete resource covers everything from design and optimization methods to standard cell layouts to packaging and testing. Readers will find easy-to-apply information on peripheral circuits; specialty logic structures and memory; logic, binary mathematics, and processing; converters and switched-capacitor techniques; and much more. Filled with hundreds of helpful illustrations, ASIC Design in the Silicon Sandbox features: A wealth of full-color standard cell layouts Multiple approaches to amplifier, oscillator, bandgap, and other analog functions Down-to-earth information on integrated circuit fabrication costs Real-world advice on designing and optimizing custom integrated circuits Practical examples of how to think through new design concepts Step-by-step guidance on entering the fabless semiconductor industry Inside This Cutting-Edge IC Design Reference • The Sandbox • Fabs and Processes • Economics • Design Tools • Standard Cell Design • Peripheral Circuits • Specialty Logic Structures and Memory • Logic, Binary Mathematics, and Processing • Analog Circuits: Amplifiers • The Bandgap Reference • Oscillators, Phase Locked Loops, and RF • Converts and Switched-Capacitor Techniques • Packaging and Testing • Odds and Ends
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Integrated Circuit Defect-Sensitivity: Theory and Computational Models

Author: José Pineda de Gyvez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461531586

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 167

View: 7719

The history of this book begins way back in 1982. At that time a research proposal was filed with the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter concerning research to model defects in the layer structure of integrated circuits. It was projected that the results may be useful for yield estimates, fault statistics and for the design of fault tolerant structures. The reviewers were not in favor of this proposal and it disappeared in the drawers. Shortly afterwards some microelectronics industries realized that their survival may depend on a better integration between technology-and design-laboratories. For years the "silicon foundry" concept had suggested a fairly rigorous separation between the two areas. The expectation was that many small design companies would share the investment into the extremely costful Silicon fabrication plants while designing large lots of application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC's). Those fabrication plants would be concentrated with only a few market leaders.
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Physical Design Essentials

An ASIC Design Implementation Perspective

Author: Khosrow Golshan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387461159

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

View: 3246

Arranged in a format that follows the industry-common ASIC physical design flow, Physical Design Essentials begins with general concepts of an ASIC library, then examines floorplanning, placement, routing, verification, and finally, testing. Among the topics covered are Basic standard cell design, transistor-sizing, and layout styles; Linear, non-linear, and polynomial characterization; Physical design constraints and floorplanning styles; Algorithms used for placement; Clock Tree Synthesis; Parasitic extraction; Electronic Testing, and many more.
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VHDL: Programming by Example

Author: Douglas Perry

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071409548

Category: Computers

Page: 476

View: 4598

* Teaches VHDL by example * Includes tools for simulation and synthesis * CD-ROM containing Code/Design examples and a working demo of ModelSIM
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