Issue No. 06 - November/December (1990 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/54.64954
<p>An overview is given of silicon compilation, which involves translating a high-level design description into layout. Levels of compilers are differentiated, and compilation is shown as a process of synthesis coupled with physical design at each level. The major tasks involved at each level are described, and examples are given to illustrate them. A typical design system based on synthesis and silicon compilation is described.</p>
N. D. Dutt and D. D. Gajski, "Design Synthesis and Silicon Compilation," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 7, no. , pp. 8-23, 1990.