Accession Number:

ADA139959

Title:

Restructurable VLSI Program

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual technical summary rept. 1 Apr-30 Sep 1983

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The main objective of the Lincoln Restructurable VLSI Program RVLSI is to develop design methodologies, architectures, design aids and testing strategies for implementing wafer-scale systems with complexities approaching a million gates. In our approach, we envisage a modular style of architecture comprising an array of cells embedded in a regular interconnection matrix. Ideally, the cells should consist of only a few basic types. The interconnection matrix is a fixed pattern of metal lines augmented by a complement of programmable switches or links. Conceptually, the links could be either volatile or nonvolatile. They could be of an electronic nature, such as a transistor switch, or could be permanently programmed through some mechanism such as a laser. The RVLSI Program is currently focusing on laser-formed interconnect.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE