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ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), Volume 1 Issue 1, Jan. 1996

Power minimization in IC design: principles and applications
Massoud Pedram
Pages: 3-56
DOI: 10.1145/225871.225877
Low power has emerged as a principal theme in today's electronics industry. The need for low power has caused a major paradigm shift in which power dissipation is as important as performance and area. This article presents an in-depth survey of...

Automatic generation of functional vectors using the extended finite state machine model
Kwang-Ting Cheng, A. S. Krishnakumar
Pages: 57-79
DOI: 10.1145/225871.225880
We present a method of automatic generation of functional vectors for sequential circuits. These vectors can be used for design verification, manufacturing testing, or power estimation. A high-level description of the circuit in VHDL or C is...

Universal switch modules for FPGA design
Yao-Wen Chang, D. F. Wong, C. K. Wong
Pages: 80-101
DOI: 10.1145/225871.225886
A switch module M with W terminals on each side is said to be universal if every set of nets satisfying the dimensional constraint (i.e., the number of nets on each side of M is...

Series-parallel functions and FPGA logic module design
Shashidhar Thakur, D. F. Wong
Pages: 102-122
DOI: 10.1145/225871.225891
The need for a two-way interaction between logic synthesis and FPGA logic module design has been stressed recently. Having a logic module that can implement many functions is a good idea only if one can also give a synthesis strategy that makes...

Optimal folding of standard and custom cells
Venkat Thanvantri, Sartaj Sahni
Pages: 123-143
DOI: 10.1145/225871.225897
We study the problem of folding an ordered list of standard and custom cells into rows of a chip so as to minimize either the routing area or the total chip area. Nine versions of the folding problem are formulated and fast polynomial time...