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Volume 25, Number 5, Page 631 (1981)
25th Anniversary Issue
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Design Automation in IBM

by P. W. Case, M. Correia, W. Gianopulos, W. R. Heller, H. Ofek, T. C. Raymond, R. L. Simek, C. B. Stieglitz
Within the context of the changing design requirements of digital systems spanning the semiconductor era, this paper describes the significant steps in the development of Design Automation technology in IBM. We cover the design tools which support the design of the electronic portion of such systems. The paper emphasizes the systems approaches taken and the topics of design verification, test generation, and physical design. Descriptions of the technical contributions and interactions which have led to the unique characteristics of IBM's Design Automation systems are included.
Related Subjects: Design automation; Integrated circuit design; LSI design automation; Packaging