Optimized design method for full-custom microprocessors

Kimiyoshi Usami, Jun Iwamura

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Abstract

An effective design method for VLSI-based microprocessors is proposed. The chip is divided into three components, namely, control logic, data paths, and macrocells, at a very early stage. The control logic is automatically designed by logic synthesis and automatic placement and routing. For the data paths and the macrocells, logic and layout are designed manually. By combining the design method with so-called design-pipelining, a 32-bit microprocessor with 460K transistors was designed in a year without sacrificing the chip size and performance. The method's impact on design effort is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Publication statusPublished - 1989 May
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the IEEE 1989 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference - San Diego, CA, SA
Duration: 1989 May 151989 May 18

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OtherProceedings of the IEEE 1989 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
CitySan Diego, CA, SA
Period89/5/1589/5/18

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Microprocessor chips
Transistors

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Usami, K., & Iwamura, J. (1989). Optimized design method for full-custom microprocessors. In Anon (Ed.), Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference Publ by IEEE.

Optimized design method for full-custom microprocessors. / Usami, Kimiyoshi; Iwamura, Jun.

Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. ed. / Anon. Publ by IEEE, 1989.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Usami, K & Iwamura, J 1989, Optimized design method for full-custom microprocessors. in Anon (ed.), Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. Publ by IEEE, Proceedings of the IEEE 1989 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, San Diego, CA, SA, 89/5/15.
Usami K, Iwamura J. Optimized design method for full-custom microprocessors. In Anon, editor, Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. Publ by IEEE. 1989
Usami, Kimiyoshi ; Iwamura, Jun. / Optimized design method for full-custom microprocessors. Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. editor / Anon. Publ by IEEE, 1989.
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