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Application-Specific Integrated Circuits
Author: Smith, Michael John Sebastian
Cover: Hard cover
List Price: $64.95
Published by Addison-Wesley Longman Inc.
Date Published: 06/1997
This comprehensive book on application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)
describes the latest methods in VLSI-systems design. ASIC design, using
commercial tools and predesigned 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.
- 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,
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.