Accession Number : ADA195924

Title :   Practical Custom CMOS Chip Design.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Browning, T I

PDF Url : ADA195924

Report Date : May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Customized or Application Specific ICs (ASICs) are being used increasingly as designers appreciate their benefits and its cost has reduced dramatically with the progress of CAD and processing technology. After a brief discussion of the benefits of the custom chip design route, the steps involved in the design cycle are outlined with particular emphasis on the practical aspects involved in translating circuit ideas to working silicon. Shared-wafer silicon services have reduced significantly the cost of Full-custom chips and some practical experiences of Full Custom CMOS chip design are outlined. The design, simulation and layout were all carried out at RSRE. The work was undertaken as part of a research program on novel cell architectures for DSP VLSI chip design within SP2. rh

Descriptors :   *CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), *METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTORS, ARCHITECTURE, CELLS, COSTS, PROCESSING, SILICON, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE