A domain-specific cell based ASIC design methodology for digital signal processing applications

Beibei Ren, Anru Wang, Joyopriya Bakshi, Kai Liu, Li Wei, Wayne Dai

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Abstract

This paper proposes an innovative domain-specific cell based ASIC design flow to narrow the performance gap between the full custom ASIC design method and conventional standard-cell based ASIC design method. The flow can improve the design performance and still preserve the efficiency of the standard ASIC design flow. Targeting on digital signal processing applications, a domain-specific cell library is provided to augment of standard cell libraries. Experimental results of designing macros such as FFT, FIR etc. are shown in the paper. Based on this methodology a 64-tap FFT can achieve up to 24X performance improvement, with the Power ×elay × Area (PDA) criteria, over the conventional designed ASICs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigners Forum - Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 04
EditorsM. Lindwer, V. Gerousis, J. Fifueras
Pages280-285
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventDesigners Forum - Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 04 - Paris, France
Duration: Feb 16 2004Feb 20 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition

Conference

ConferenceDesigners Forum - Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 04
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period02/16/0402/20/04

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    Ren, B., Wang, A., Bakshi, J., Liu, K., Wei, L., & Dai, W. (2004). A domain-specific cell based ASIC design methodology for digital signal processing applications. In M. Lindwer, V. Gerousis, & J. Fifueras (Eds.), Designers Forum - Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 04 (pp. 280-285). (Proceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition). https://doi.org/10.1109/DATE.2004.1269251