Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation (Paperback)N. A. Sherwani (author)
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Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation covers all aspects of physical design. In 1992, when the First Edition was published, the largest available microprocessor had one million transistors and was fabricated using three metal layers. Now we process with six metal layers, fabricating 15 million transistors on a chip. Designs are moving to the 500-700 MHz frequency goal. These stunning developments have significantly altered the VLSI field: over-the-cell routing and early floorplanning have come to occupy a central place in the physical design flow.
This Second Edition introduces a realistic picture to the reader, exposing the concerns facing the VLSI industry, while maintaining the theoretical flavor of the First Edition. New material has been added to all chapters, new sections have been added to most chapters, and a few chapters have been completely rewritten. The textual material is supplemented and clarified by many helpful figures.
Audience: An invaluable reference for professionals in layout, design automation and physical design.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 538
Weight: 860 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 29 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 1995. Softcover reprint of the origin
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