Accession Number : AD0692891

Title :   AN OVERVIEW OF COMPUTER-AIDED CIRCUIT DESIGN,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kuo,Franklin F. ; Magnuson,Waldo G. , Jr

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Historically, the evolutionary process in computer-aided design began with the coding and evaluation of simple formulas in physical design. As computers became faster--with the coming of second generation machines such as the IBM 7090--more complex problems, such as logic circuit simulation and electronic circuit analysis, became feasible with computers. Successive design by trial and error methods, however, was not generally practiced, due to the excessive turn-around times associated with batch processing. Since time-sharing in computers has become a practical reality, we are now able to treat problems that are too complex to be put entirely on the computer. These problems involve the successive testing of hypothetical solutions until a satisfactory design is achieved. In the real-time dialogue between man and machine, the man controls the decision processes, while the machine does the step-by-step solutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIRCUITS, DESIGN), REVIEWS, TIME SHARING, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE