Evolution of Electronic Design Automation Tools and Algorithms

Lecturer:     Prof. Maciej Ciesielski, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A. (more information)
Date and time: 16th May 2014, 2:30 p.m.
Place:       lecture room T9:155, FIT CTU in Prague, 9 Thákurova Street, New Building CTU
Language: English
The goal of this lecture is to briefly review the evolution of Computer Aided Design field and the development of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools used by semiconductor companies and EDA vendors. It will cover a 30-year period from early 1980s to about 2012 with some historical notes on earlier background theories and mathematical models.
We will discuss the origins and the development of CAD algorithms, stress the importance of mathematical models used, review design representations, and briefly review the state-of the art academic and industrial EDA tools today. This lecture will focus on physical design (including routing and placement algorithms) and on logic synthesis (two-level PLA optimization and multi-level synthesis with standard cells).


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