MASTIF (MIT Analysis and Synthesis Tool for IC Fabrication) - A Workstation Approach to Integrated Circuit Process and Device Design.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPU TER SCIENCE
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The design of integrated circuits increasingly requires the use of computer aided design tools. While collections of integrated tools exist for system, logic, circuit, and layout aspects of VLSI design, very few similar systems have been built to address process and device design. The research reported in this thesis has had three goals. First, the requirements of a process and device design environment have been investigated. It is proposed that functional capabilities in specification, synthesis, capture, verification, simulation, and analysis are all needed in both the process design and device design domains. The second goal of this research has been to implement a subset of these functions. While simulation programs already exist, limited capabilities in capture, synthesis, verification, and analysis have been implemented as part of this thesis. The third goal has been to integrate these tools into a user-friendly design environment. A workstation providing graphic, window-oriented user-interaction has been implemented to satisfy this third goal. The MASTIF MIT Analysis and Synthesis Tool for IC Fabrication workstation is described and illustrated in this thesis. Author
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