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Larsson, T. and Peng, Z. (1988). A Relational Approach to VLSI Design Databases. Technical Report LiTH-IDA-R-88-37, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden. Also in Proc. of the 36th ISMM International Conference on Mini and Microcomputers and Their Applications, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, June 27-30, 1988. (bibtex),

Abstract: As the complexity of VLSI systems and their design tools increases, VLSI designers are now faced with the problem of managing a huge amount of data, which demands very efficient data management strategies and tools. One approach to deal with the problem is to build the VLSI design environment around a centralized database, i.e., to use a database to keep track of all different types of design data and maintain the logic relationship between them. This approach leads naturally to the integration of a CAD design environment. Some critical properties and requirements of such a database are discussed in this paper. An implementation model of a VLSI design database based on relational schemes is then described to meet the requirements.


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