SonIC-IV offers a unique architecture to handle the most advanced deep submicron cell-based IC
layouts: It merges gridless, variable-die placement results with SVR's LineSearch(TM) area router.
We will now be able to offer turnkey solutions to cell-based IC
foundries and systems houses not only in embedded arrays but also in structured custom design and systems-on-silicon.
Aquarius-BV provides channel- and compaction-based layout for cell-based IC
designs; Aquarius-XO is an extended option with improved multi-layer area-based technologies.
0 micron gate array, embedded cell array and cell-based IC
It is a renowned fact that the use of traditional standard-cell libraries - which are designed to fit a large range of applications - is preventing cell-based ICs
from reaching their full performance potential.
Materials posted online related to Bluespec are course lecture notes and lab materials that include descriptions and information on technology and scaling; area, delay, and power dissipation of gates and interconnect; VLSI implementation styles emphasizing cell-based ICs
and FPGAs; hardware description languages (HDLs) including Verilog and Bluespec; clocking, power distribution, packaging, I/O, and fabrication testing.