A formalism of the specifications for library development
In System-on-Chip (SoC) design, more and more pre-defined libraries such as standard cell library are required in order to reduce time-to-market and to ensure the functionality of complex systems. However, an amount of information such as technology parameters is needed to develop libraries. From the perspective of library providers, a crucial issue is how to deal with the specifications containing such information. Moreover, these specifications often have informality, inconsistency, and incompleteness problems. It results in increasing library development time and error. Therefore, we propose a formalism of the specifications for library development and a formal specification language based on XML.
IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference 2013 (SOCC 2013) IEEE International System-on-Chip Conferenceconference proceeding 2014-02-27