By Mark D. Birnbaum
Crucial digital layout Automation (EDA) * a different, easy-to-understand creation to the EDA software program instruments used to layout IC microchips * comprises all elements of EDA: company, technical, device seller and finish consumer perspectives, IC and EDA traits * Explains (in easy English) the suggestions and terminology of IC layout matters and the EDA instruments that care for them * Covers the total variety 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 family members, criminal, finance, scholars, and new entrants to the EDA, semiconductor or similar industries crucial digital layout Automation (EDA) demystifies this hugely technical for a person with a "need-to-know" approximately EDA. A pleasant, casual advent to EDA company and expertise, transparent adequate for laypeople but specified sufficient for technical readers. The booklet additionally makes a good complementary textual content for cross-disciplinary engineering, enterprise and advertising classes on VLSI Design.Simply and obviously, veteran chief Mark Birnbaum introduces the layout difficulties EDA is meant to resolve, 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 suits into the digital product and semiconductor industries * Examines the EDA from either the instrument consumer and EDA software program seller views, together with company types, go back on funding, and gear e * comprises digital system-level instruments for outlining what ICs will do, front-end useful chip-level instruments for layout how the IC will behave, and back-end layout instruments for imposing the IC actual structure * Discusses EDA developments and IC layout matters, together with deep submicron demanding situations, highbrow estate (IP), and system-on-chip (SoC) * comprises EDA criteria companies and publicationsIndustry beginners will delight in the book's large set of appendices, together with primers on electrical energy, semiconductor production, computing, and customary dimensions, reference resources and an entire thesaurus with acronym pronunciation.
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Did You Know? There is plotting software for creating large layout plots to actually see the whole layout. Different colors are used for the different layers. It looks quite impressive when you get all the wiring on a wall size sheet of paper. Many chips look like graphic art designs. ) 61 62 Power Routing Tools [ Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] Design Rule Check Tools [ Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] Extraction and Timing Analysis Tools Did You Know? Delays are always critical to a chip's performance. The longer the delays, the slower the chip will run.
Timing closure is the process of fixing all the timing violations without causing new 63 64 ones. Signal integrity tools analyze noise and interference from other signals in the chip. Low-voltage chips are more sensitive to noise. An even power voltage all over the chip is required, as the circuits operate over a small voltage range. Voltage sensitivity tools analyze the design to ensure that all points on the chip remain within the range. Small chips with fast switching can consume a lot of power and run hot.
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. Validation, on the other hand, is the process of confirming that the design does what the customer intended. , verification and validation. 3. 4. Design Methodology and Design Flow Tool Suites [ Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] Summary There are three major classes of IC EDA design and tools: electronic system-level, front-end and back-end.
Essential Electronic Design Automation (EDA) by Mark D. Birnbaum