Accession Number : ADA118039

Title :   Super-CAD: An Integrated Structure for Design Automation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cable,Hobart S , II

PDF Url : ADA118039

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : This project proposes a structure to integrate a variety of Computer-Aided Design tools into a complete design system. Design aids have provided valuable assistance to designers of integrated circuits over the last decade. However, greatly increased circuit complexity, with the approach of more than a million devices on a single chip, is exceeding the capabilities of current design methods. Greater automation and additional design tools are needed. A model is proposed which divides the design process into three stages: Specification, Implementation, and Realization. The Implementation stage is examined in detail. Design requirements can be described at different levels of abstraction, from a description of overall behavior to specific gate-level logic details. The model attempts to satisfy the requirements at the higher levels using existing implementation before resorting to the design of new circuits at the lowest level.

Descriptors :   *Computer aided design, *Integrated systems, *Digital systems, Air Force planning, Integrated circuits, Automation, User needs, Requirements, Computer logic, Computerized simulation, Routing, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE