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From ASICs to SOCs: A Practical Approach

Book Description

Information you can put straight to work!

ASICs (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits) and SOCs (Systems On a Chip) are among the hottest topics in semiconductor chip design today. If you're a front-end or back-end chip designer looking to learn the latest techniques and methodologies, this book is for you.

From ASICs to SOCs: A Practical Approach explains ASIC and SOC design and verification for the real world-by covering the same issues and dilemmas you'll face on the job! An emphasis on techniques and principles over the particulars of design tools gives you a deeper understanding of the material and will make you much more effective in your work, regardless which tools you use. Topics include:

  • Methodologies and design flows for front-end and back-end designs

  • Tips and guidelines for front-end and back-end designs

  • Modern physical design techniques

  • Integration of IPs on SOC designs

  • Low-power design techniques and methodologies

  • VOIP (Voice over IP) and STB (Set-Top Box) SOC design examples

With content centering on practical and current information and techniques, From ASICs to SOCs: A Practical Approach is intended for self-study by practical ASIC and SOC engineers. It also makes an excellent reference book for graduate students in electrical engineering.