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From ASICs to SOCs: A Practical Approach by Faranak Nekoogar, Farzad Nekoogar

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2.2. Methodology and Design Flow

As mentioned in Chapter 1, a good design methodology consists of a set of defined design flows for both front and back end as well as for tool integration and task automation. Figure 1.7 in Chapter 1 showed the basic front-end ASIC design flow. This figure is repeated as Figure 2.2.

Figure 2.2. Front-End Design Flow (Printed with permission of Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.)

Major timing issues should be resolved here at the front end, before performing a detailed floorplan. In Chapter 4, we cover back-end or physical design flow, where you resolve minor timing issues.

Here at the front end, we start with ...

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