IBM Journal of Research and Development
IBM Skip to main content
  Home     Products & services     Support & downloads     My account  

  Select a country  
Journals Home  
  Systems Journal  
Journal of Research
and Development
    Current Issue  
    Recent Issues  
    Papers in Progress  
    Search/Index  
    Orders  
    Description  
    Patents  
    Recent publications  
    Author's Guide  
  Staff  
  Contact Us  
  Related links:  
     IBM Research  

IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Volume 26, Number 4, Page 485 (1982)
Microprocessor Systems Development
  Full article: arrowPDF   arrowCopyright info





   

A Bipolar VLSI Custom Macro Physical Design Verification Strategy

by J. F. McCabe, A. Z. Muszynski
The level of complexity and the turn-around time associated with the development of custom bipolar VLSI chips have defined the need for a highly structured physical and electrical design validation approach which can guarantee fully functional first-pass chips, yet be flexible enough to allow logical and physical designers the latitude necessary to achieve specified cost and performance objectives. This paper describes such a design verification strategy and its implied constraints on chip design. The rationale for comparing the logic equivalence of the high-level logical models to the low-level-device physical models is presented, a description of the hierarchical logical-to-physical and electrical checking is given, and its impact on cost and complexity is examined.
Related Subjects: Design automation; Design verification; Logic macros; LSI design automation; Simulation; VLSI