DOI: 10.1109/isscc.1981.1156219
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Abstract: Circuit designers have dazzled the world with LSI chips of increasing complexity. Full-fledged chip families are available and better ones are being announced. To the observer, the situation is confusing. How can he find his way among different approaches? Is there a clear, fast path leading t o a sure success, or is the only hope to grope around in a maze of silicon? System designers compare chip families systematically, but no method is universally accepted: how do they do this?Modeling one application is t…

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