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ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), Volume 2 Issue 1, Jan. 1997

Recent developments in high-level synthesis
Youn-Long Lin
Pages: 2-21
DOI: 10.1145/250243.250245
We survey recent developments in high level synthesis technology for VLSI design. The need for higher-level design automation tools are discussed first. We then describe some basic techniques for various subtasks of high-level synthesis....

Model refinement for hardware-software codesign
Jie Gong, Daniel D. Gajski, Smita Bakshi
Pages: 22-41
DOI: 10.1145/250243.250247
Hardware-software codesign, which implements a given specification with a set of system components such as ASICs and processors, includes several key tasks such as system component allocation, functional partitioning, quality metrics estimation,...

AGENTS: a distributed client-server system for leaf cell generation
Dilvan de Abreu Moreira, Les T. Walczowski
Pages: 42-61
DOI: 10.1145/250243.250248
The AGENTS system is a set of programs designed to generate automatically the mask-level layout of full custom CMOS, BICMOS, and bipolar leaf cells. The system is formed from four sever programs: the placer, router, database, and...

A performance-driven IC/MCM placement algorithm featuring explicit design space exploration
Henrik Esbensen, Ernest S. Kuh
Pages: 62-80
DOI: 10.1145/250243.250250
A genetic algorithm for building-block placement of ICs and MCMs is presented that simultaneously minimizes layout area and an Elmore-based estimate of the maximum path delay while trying to meet a target aspect ratio. Explicit design space...