Improvement of ASIC Design Processes

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Improvement of ASIC Design Processes
With device counts on modern-day ASICs crossing the 10 million mark, careful planning of an ASIC design project is necessary to meet time deadlines. Two problems arise in this context. The first is the estimation of man-months for a project, with the knowledge of the ASIC design flow that will be followed for project execution. The second problem is that of making incremental changes to the design flow in order to reduce the time to complete a project. We consider these two problems in a theoretical framework. Starting from a textual description of the design flow, a model known as the hierarchical concurrent flow graph (HCFG) model is constructed to capture the concurrency in the execution of an ASIC design flow and the inherent hierarchy in such a flow. The HCFG model allows us to (a) quickly estimate the project execution time and (b) analyze the effect of introducing AND and OR concurrency in the flow to improve the execution time. We illustrate the use of the powerful estimation ...
Vineet Sahula, C. P. Ravikumar, D. Nagchoudhuri
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Authors Vineet Sahula, C. P. Ravikumar, D. Nagchoudhuri
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