Integrated Circuit Design Using Open Cores and Design Tools

Martha Salome Lopez de la Fuente  © by the authors

ISBN: 978-1-940366-44-9
Published Date: January, 2016
Pages: 175
Paperback: $80
Publisher: Science Publishing Group
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Book Description

Integrated circuits have become more complex over time, so very large scale integration require extensive and recursive design and testing techniques. No design can be started from scratch any more; any design is developed from a previous version or using hardware cores developed by someone else. A puzzle-like process is initially done, and software tools do the recursive testing and optimization. Integrated circuit design involves three interrelated parameters: performance, circuit area, and power consumption. Subjects such as layout, pin-out, and power grid are also important. This book presents the design process from the point of view of hardware and software, covering the dependence between the 3 main design parameters as well as the design cores and tools used in the process. It also illustrates the process in detail by presenting an actual development of an application specific integrated circuit, covering the hardware design and documenting a real application program.

Author Introduction

Martha Salome Lopez de la Fuente works at Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico, as a research professor for the intelligent systems and robotics programs. Her contributions in the research and education areas relate to digital systems design, application specific integrated circuits, embedded systems applications, intelligent systems, and service robots. Since 1994 she has been teaching courses on microprocessors, digital electronics, embedded systems, integrated circuit design, and hardware architectures for service robots. Martha has presented her research work in forums such as Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, CERMA Electronics Robotics and Automotive Mechanics Conference, Eurasian Multidisciplinary Forum, and World Forum on Internet of Things. She has also published scientific articles in the IEEE Xplore digital library, the Review of Scientific Instruments journal, and the European Scientific Journal.

Table of Contents
  • The Whole Book

  • Front Matter

  • Preface

  • Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. 1.1 Integrated circuits
    2. 1.2 Digital and analog components
    3. 1.3 Combinational and sequential circuits
    4. 1.4 Clocked or timed circuits
    5. 1.5 Circuit Size
    6. 1.6 Design process
    7. 1.7 Simulation process
    8. 1.8 Implementation
    9. 1.9 Fabrication process
    10. 1.10 Marketing process
  • Chapter 2 Processor based integrated circuits

    1. 2.1 Relevance and potential uses
    2. 2.2 Design variables
    3. 2.3 Chips and intelligent systems
    4. 2.4 Opportunity areas
    5. 2.5 System and Labs on a Chip
  • Chapter 3 System Design

    1. 3.1 System Definition and Specifications
    2. 3.2 Software architecture
    3. 3.3 Challenges for variable optimization
    4. 3.4 System-on-Chip Specifications
    5. 3.5 Signal generation
    6. 3.6 ASIC Design Flow
    7. 3.7 Design Evaluation
    8. 3.8 Application Software
  • Chapter 4 The open source design tools

    1. 4.1 Chip design flow
    2. 4.2 Open source design tools
    3. 4.3 Open source EDA tools
    4. 4.4 Open cores library
  • Chapter 5 Sample implementation

    1. 5.1 The running application program
    2. 5.2 Experiment definition
    3. 5.3 Simulations
    4. 5.4 Experimental environment
    5. 5.5 System potential
  • Chapter 6 Integrated circuits for intelligent systems

    1. 6.1 The smart systems and the integrated circuits
    2. 6.2 ASIC for customized applications
    3. 6.3 Design and market trends
  • Glossary of terms

  • Appendix

    1. A1: Application program: Standard version
    2. A2: Application program: Extended version
  • Back Matter