Information you can put straight to work!
ASICs (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits) and SOCs (Systems On a Chip) are among the hottest topics in semiconductor chip design today. If you're a front-end or back-end chip designer looking to learn the latest techniques and methodologies, this book is for you.
From ASICs to SOCs: A Practical Approach explains ASIC and SOC design and verification for the real world-by covering the same issues and dilemmas you'll face on the job! An emphasis on techniques and principles over the particulars of design tools gives you a deeper understanding of the material and will make you much more effective in your work, regardless which tools you use. Topics include:
With content centering on practical and current information and techniques, From ASICs to SOCs: A Practical Approach is intended for self-study by practical ASIC and SOC engineers. It also makes an excellent reference book for graduate students in electrical engineering.
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List of Abbreviations.
Introduction. Voice Over IP SOC. Intellectual Property. SOC Design Challenges. Design Methodology. Summary. References.
Introduction. Methodology and Design Flow. FPGA to ASIC Conversion. Verification. Summary. References.
Introduction. Design for Integration. SOC Verification. Set-Top-Box SOC. Set-Top-Box SOC Example. Summary. References.
Introduction. Overview of Physical Design Flow. Some Tips and Guidelines for Physical Design. Modern Physical Design Techniques. Summary. References.
Introduction. Power Dissipation. Low-Power Design Techniques and Methodologies. Low-Power Design Tools. Tips and Guidelines for Low-Power Design. Summary. References.
PowerTheater. PowerTheater Analyst. PowerTheater Designer.
Highlights. Capabilities. Advantages. Key Features.
PLL Basics. PLL Ideal Behavior. PLL Errors.
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