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Application Specific Integrated Circuits

Technologies, Digital Systems and Design Methodologies

Edited by Edward Fisher

University of Edinburgh

The field of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) is fast-paced being at the very forefront of modern nanoscale fabrication—and presents a deeply engaging career path. ASICs can provide us with high-speed computation in the case of digital circuits. For example, central processing units, graphics processing units, field-programmable gate arrays, and custom-made digital signal processors are examples of ASICs and the transistors they are fabricated from. We can use that same technology—complementary metal-oxide semiconductor processes—to implement high-precision sensing of or interfacing to the world through analog-to-digital converters, digital-to-analog converters, custom image sensors, and highly integrated micron-scale sensors such as magnetometers, accelerometers, and microelectromechanical machines. ASIC technologies—now transitioning toward magneto-resistive and phase-changing materials—also offer digital memory capacities that have aided our technological progress. Combining these domains, we have moved toward big data analytics and the new era of artificial intelligence and machine learning. This book provides a small selection of chapters covering aspects of ASIC development and the surrounding business model.

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Application Specific Integrated CircuitsTechnologies, Digital Systems and Design MethodologiesEdited by Edward Fisher

Published: April 17th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73989

ISBN: 978-1-78985-848-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-847-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-131-4

Copyright year: 2019

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2 Crossref Citations

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1. Introductory Chapter: ASIC Technologies and Design Techniques

By Edward M.D. Fisher


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2. ASIC Commercialization Analysis: Technology Portfolios and the Innovative Performance of ASIC Firms during Technology Evolution

By Erik den Hartigh, Claire C.M. Stolwijk, J. Roland Ortt and Wim P.M. Vanhaverbeke


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3. Case Study: First-Time Success ASIC Design Methodology Applied to a Multi-Processor System-on-Chip

By Arya Wicaksana, Dareen Kusuma Halim, Dicky Hartono, Felix Lokananta, Sze-Wei Lee, Mow-Song Ng and Chong-Ming Tang


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4. Bio-Inspired Solutions and Its Impact on Real-World Problems: A Network on Chip (NoC) Perspective

By Muhammad Athar Javed Sethi, Momil Ijaz, Huma Urooj and Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin


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5. Application of Optical Methods to Electronic Component Stress Analysis

By Caterina Casavola, Luciano Lamberti, Vincenzo Moramarco, Giovanni Pappalettera and Carmine Pappalettere


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