Bristle Blocks: A Silicon Compiler

D. Johannsen
1979 16th Design Automation Conference  
303 Standard LSI Design Automation systems are database management systems that aid the circuit designer by organizing Lhe collection of submodules LhaL comprise a chip. This Lype of file sysLem usually does noL aid in the acLUa/ computation of silicon layouL. and can hinder a designer with program constraints that have lillie or nothing to do with silicon constraints. The Bristle Block system is an auempt Lo create a silicon compiler that will perfonn the majority of the implementation
more » ... ion while placing a minimum set of conslraints on the designer. The goal of the Bristle Rlock system is to produce an entire LSI mask set from a single page, high level description of the integrated circuiL
doi:10.1109/dac.1979.1600125 fatcat:tic5eztghba2bgy5ohzdznbhju