Algorithmic and Knowledge-based CAD for VLSI
edited by Gaynor Taylor and Gordon Russell
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 1992
eISBN: 978-1-84919-358-0 | Cloth: 978-0-86341-267-7
Library of Congress Classification TK7874.A416 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 621.395


The continuing growth in the size and complexity of VLSI devices requires a parallel development of well-designed, efficient CAD tools. The majority of commercially available tools are based on an algorithmic approach to the problem and there is a continuing research effort aimed at improving these. The sheer complexity of the problem has, however, led to an interest in examining the applicability of expert systems and other knowledge based techniques to certain problems in the area and a number of results are becoming available. The aim of this book is to sample the present state-of-the-art in CAD for VLSI and it covers both newly developed algorithms and applications of techniques from the artificial intelligence community. The editors believe it will prove of interest to all engineers concerned with the design and testing of integrated circuits and systems.

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