Large Block Synthesis
Machine Organization Accomplishment | 2005 - 2010
IBM researcher: Ruchir Puri
Where the work was done: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
What we accomplished: Move from being able to synthesize small structures like tables and state machines to much larger macros and be able to do so within about 20% of the area and timing of a human expert.
Related link: Converged Large Block and Structured Synthesis for High Performance Microprocessor Designs (Google Patents).
Image credit: Asian American Engineer of the Year
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