Lecture 1 - ASIC Technologies

Lecture 1 - ASIC Technologies - Introduction to ASIC Design...

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Smith Text Chapter 1 Introduction to ASIC Design
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Application-Specific IC (ASIC) Designed for a specific application Source: N. Weste, “CMOS VLSI Design”
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Worldwide semiconductor market Source: N. Weste, “CMOS VLSI Design”
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Progress of State of the Art Year Integration Level # devices Function 1938-46 Electromagnetic relays 1 1943-54 Vacuum tubes 1 1947-50 Transistor invented 1 1950-61 Discrete components 1 1961-66 SSI 10’s Flip-flop 1966-71 MSI 100’s Counter 1971-80 LSI 1,000’s uP 1980-85 VLSI 100,000’s uC 1985-90 ULSI* 1M uC* 1990 GSI** 10M SoC 2008 Intel Six-Core Xeon 7400 1.9G CPU
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Hierarchical Abstraction Levels in ASIC Design System (CPUs, I/O, memory) Behavior/algorithm (HDL) Register transfer Logic Gate (net list) Circuit (transistor) Mask/layout (physical design)
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The Taxonomy of VLSI Design Space Concentric Circles Represent Abstraction Levels Larger Circles Greater Abstraction The three axes represents the three domains
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Moore’s Law Gordon Moore (1965): The complexity for minimum component costs has increased
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