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<p>The authors describe the successful postlayout verification of the WE DSP32 digital signal processor and the application of advanced CAD (computer-aided design) tools. The development work culminated in the smooth transfer of the DSP32 design into high-volume production. During this period, the authors were able to diagnose and repair hundreds of design errors. They also caught errors in the test-vector software and fixed them before first silicon. They estimate that their verification work saved the DSP32 project a year of silicon debugging. In addition, the authors were able to enhance the CAD tools themselves.</p>

E. M. Fields et al., "Post-Layout Verification of the WE DSP32 Digital Signal Processor," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 6, no. , pp. 56-66, 1989.
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