PRELIMINARIES. Introduction to Design Methodologies. A Quick Tour of VLSI Design Automation Tools. Algorithmic Graph Theory and Computational Complexity. Tractable and Intractable Problems. General-purpose Methods for Combinatorial Optimization. SELECTED DESIGN PROBLEMS AND ALGORITHMS. Layout Compaction. Placement and Partitioning. Floorplanning. Routing. Simulation. Logic Synthesis and Verification. High-level Synthesis. Appendices. References. Index.
The author, Sabih Gerez, has based the book on a course given to his students at the University of Twente, Enschede, in the Netherlands. As an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, he teaches courses on circuit theory and VLSI design. His research focuses on VLSI design automation, especially high-level synthesis. Dr Gerez holds an M.Sc. degree (with honors) in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences, both from the University of Twente.