Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

A Collection of Papers on Magic

John K. Ousterhout, Gordon T. Hamachi, Robert N. Mayo, Walter S. Scott and George S. Taylor

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-83-154
December 1983

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1983/CSD-83-154.pdf

Magic is a "smart" layout system for integrated circuits. It incorporates expertise about design rules and connectivity directly into the layout system in order to implement powerful new operations, including: a continuous design-rule checker that operates in background to maintain an up-to-date picture of violations; an operation called plowing that permits interactive stretching and compaction; and routing tools that can work under and around existing connections in the channels. Magic uses a new data structure called corner stitching to achieve an efficient implementation of these operations.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Ousterhout:CSD-83-154,
    Author = {Ousterhout, John K. and Hamachi, Gordon T. and Mayo, Robert N. and Scott, Walter S. and Taylor, George S.},
    Title = {A Collection of Papers on Magic},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1983},
    Month = {Dec},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1983/5295.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-83-154},
    Abstract = {Magic is a "smart" layout system for integrated circuits.  It incorporates expertise about design rules and connectivity directly into the layout system in order to implement powerful new operations, including: a continuous design-rule checker that operates in background to maintain an up-to-date picture of violations; an operation called plowing that permits interactive stretching and compaction; and routing tools that can work under and around existing connections in the channels.  Magic uses a new data structure called corner stitching to achieve an efficient implementation of these operations.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Hamachi, Gordon T.
%A Mayo, Robert N.
%A Scott, Walter S.
%A Taylor, George S.
%T A Collection of Papers on Magic
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1983
%@ UCB/CSD-83-154
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1983/5295.html
%F Ousterhout:CSD-83-154