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Essential Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
Essential Electronic Design Automation (EDA) demystifies this highly technical industry for anyone with a "need-to-know" about EDA. A friendly, informal introduction to EDA business and technology, clear enough for laypeople yet detailed enough for technical readers. The book also makes an excellent complementary text for cross-disciplinary engineering, business and marketing courses on VLSI Design.
Simply and clearly, veteran industry leader Mark Birnbaum introduces the design problems EDA is intended to solve, the tools that exist to solve them, the designers who use them, and what makes EDA crucial to electronic product and chip design.
Industry newcomers will appreciate the book's extensive set of appendices, including primers on electricity, semiconductor manufacturing, computing, and common dimensions, reference sources and a complete glossary with acronym pronunciation.
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Purpose of This Book.
1. Introduction to EDA.
Introduction. Electronic Products. Printed Circuit (PC) Boards. Integrated Circuits. CAD, CAM, CAE, and EDA. Data, Signals, and Input/Output. Electronic Product Development. EDA Party—Users and Tools. System Design. Logic Design. ASIC Design. Physical Layout Design. EDA Benefits. Summary.
Introduction. EDA User Return on Investment. EDA Vendor Return On Investment. EDA Tool Development Sources. In-house/Out-source EDA Tool Development. The Time-to-Market Competition. EDA Business Models. New EDA Tools. Licensing Models. Mergers and Acquisitions. Application Service Provider Model. Design Services Business. EDA Industry Growth. Relative Industry Sizes: EDA, IC, Electronics. Relative Risk Factor. EDA People and Conferences. People Opportunities. Key Conferences. Summary. Quick Quiz.
Introduction. Four Key EDA User Decisions. Organization. Computer Network. Security Requirements. Computer Systems. Engineering / Non-engineering Goals. How to Buy EDA Tools—Five Key Issues. Cost/Performance. Training and Support. Make or Buy. Compatibility. Transition. Standards Efforts—Who, What, and Why. Design Flow Integration. EDA Tool Interface Standards. Frameworks. Design Database Standards. Standards Groups. Personnel—The Key to EDA Support. University Connections. Summary. Quick Quiz.
Introduction. Tool Improvements. Major Classes of EDA Tools. Electronic System-Level Design Tools. Front-end Design Tools. Back-end Design Tools. Essential EDA Concepts. Design Views. Design Data. Design Hierarchy. Design—The Art of Trial and Error. Design Styles. Design Partitioning. Architecture, Methodology, and Design Flow. IC Architectures. Design Methodology and Design Flow. Tool Suites. Summary. Quick Quiz.
Introduction. Specification Guidelines. System-Level Design Tools. High-Level Modeling. System-Level Design Languages. Design Space Exploration and Trade-offs. Test Bench Creation. Other System-Level Tools. Hardware/Software Integration. Approaches to Co-Design. Hardware and Software Co-Design. Embedded Systems. Real Time. Reliability. Summary. Quick Quiz.
Introduction. Design Capture Tools. Hardware Description Languages. Specialized Design Tools. Netlist Output. Design Capture Checking Tools. Verification Tools. Design Verification. Simulation. Simulation Speed. Formal Verification Tools. Device and Circuit Simulators. Timing Analysis Tools. Dynamic Timing Analysis. Static Timing Analysis. Clocks. Signal Timing. Design for Test Tools. Design for Test. Boundary Scan. Built-in Self Test. Power-Related Tools. Power Estimation Tools. Low-Power Design Tools. Synthesis Tools. Summary. Quick Quiz.
Introduction. Physical Layout Tools. Floorplanning Tools. Placement and Routing Tools. Layout Styles. Power Routing Tools. Design Rule Check Tools. Extraction and Timing Analysis Tools. Signal Integrity Issues. Signal Integrity. Voltage Sensitivity. Noise Margin. Buffers. Switching Noise. Electromagnetic Interference. Metal Migration. Thermal Design Tools. Manufacturing Preparation Steps. Merging Operations. Electrostatic Discharge Protection. Mask-Making Preparations. Diagnostic and Manufacturing Tests. Automatic Test Pattern Generation. Product Engineering Tools. Porting Designs to New Processes. Summary. Quick Quiz.
EDA Design Environment Trends. Integrated Design Suites. Run-Time Control Tools. Distributed Design. System Design Links to Chip Design. EDA Tool Trends. Design Closure. Formal Verification. Design Repair. Design for Test. Design for Manufacture (DFM) Trends. Design Redundancy. Chip-to-Chip Differences. Mask Enhancements. System-on-chip and IP Trends. Semiconductor Trends. Performance Design Issues. Power and Thermal Design Issues. Physical Design Issues. New Materials and Lithography150 Summary.
Introduction. Atoms and Electrons. Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors. Electrical Attributes. Electrical Current. Electrical Voltage. Resistance. Capacitance. Inductance. Direct and Alternating Current. Other Electrical Effects. Static Electricity. Coupling. Waves. Electrical Components. Semiconductor Devices.
Introduction. Manufacturing Process. Masks and Feature Size. Manufacturing Test. Packaging. IC Testing. Process Improvements.
Introduction. Transistor Circuits. Analog and Digital. Analog. Digital. Analog and Digital. Memory. Logic. Signal Delay. Computers. Software.
Introduction. Small Numbers. Large Numbers.
Conferences. Organizations. Standards Groups. Publications. EDA Internet Sites. Universities.
The IC Industry. Product Design. Integrated Circuit Design. Design Handoff. Design Re-use and Intellectual Property. Design Re-use. Intellectual Property. Types of IP Blocks. IP Vendor Business Models. IP Re-use Issues. System-on-Chip. SoC Issues. Platforms. Summary.
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