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Circuit Design: Know It All by Bob Zeidman, Tim Williams, Robert Pease, Walt Kester, Ian Hickman, Bonnie Baker, Darren Ashby

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Chapter 13

Selecting a Design Route

J. Crowe and Barrie Hayes-Gill

13.1 Introduction

This chapter describes the various design routes that can be used to implement a circuit design. The decision regarding which of these design routes to use depends upon the following issues:

• When should the first prototype be ready?

• How many units are needed?

• What are the power requirements?

• What is the budget for the product?

• What are the physical size limitations?

• How complex is the design (gate count, if known)?

• What is the maximum frequency for the design?

• What loads will the system be driving?

• What other components are needed to complete your design?

• What experience have you or your group had to date in the design of digital systems?

These ...

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