ASSASSIN: an assembly, specification and analysis system for speed-independent control-unit design in integrated circuits using path-programmable logic (PPL)

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Publication Type Technical report
School or College College of Engineering
Department Computing, School of
Creator Carter, Tony Marvin
Title ASSASSIN: an assembly, specification and analysis system for speed-independent control-unit design in integrated circuits using path-programmable logic (PPL)
Date 1982-06
Description Abstract: Numerous efforts have been made to automatically implement the control-units and datapaths of synchronous systems in integrated circuits. Speed-independent systems have not yet been extensively explored in the context of the integrated circuit. Presented in this thesis is a software system--ASSASSIN: an Assembly, Specification and Analysis System for Speed-Independent Control-Unit Design--which aids the systems designer in specification, simulation and implementation. PSL (Portable Standard LISP) is used as the implementation language for ASSASSIN. It is shown that the implementation of speed-independent control-units implemented using well-known techniques is feasible and shows that PPL is indeed amenable to CAD tool development. It also demonstrates the power and appropriateness of a PSL based environment for VLSI design.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject path-programmable logic; integrated circuits; Portable standard LISP; VLSI design
Subject LCSH Integrated circuits--Research; Integrated circuits--Computer-aided design
Language eng
Series University of Utah Computer Science Technical Report
Relation is Part of ARPANET
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 223,355,153 bytes
File Name Carter-Assasin_A_CAD_System.pdf
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by LIMB™ for CONTENTdm display
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Setname ir_computersa
Date Created 2016-11-18
Date Modified 2016-11-18
ID 106839
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v14r1p
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