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Abstract: In developing digital logic based integrated circuit systems, one must first consider the strategic decisions of the design (i.e. development of the abstract concepts and principles of the system). The second step is the synthesis by manual, semi-automatic or automatic methods. In this paper, we concentrate upon many of the issues of the first step; namely the "architecture" by considering such aspects as: the nature of the system to be developed, timing and synchronization, floor plans, the use of regular logic structures, programmable logic, vertical function migration, packaging building blocks and architectural description.
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