As semiconductor applications continue to advance and proliferate, the industry is increasingly dependent on design technologies for design closure and for meeting productivity goals. Electronic design automation (EDA), which has driven advances in design technologies for the past 30 years, will continue to play a critical role in the semiconductor food chain.
This book brings together a set of core EDA topics which provides an essential, fundamental understanding of the EDA tasks and the design process. Collectivley, these topics cover the core knowledge, software tools, algorithms, methodologies, and infrastructure required to optimize synthesis, verification, and manufacturing test of a functional and reliable integrated circuit.
The contents found within this book will enable the reader to understand fundamental EDA algorithms for synthesis and verification as well as very-large-scale intergartion (VLSI) test principles and DFT architectures to tackle EDA and test problems as advances in technology enter the nanometer era.