# On Estimating the Performance of VLSI Circuits

### Clark D. Thompson and Prabhakar Raghavan

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EECS Department

University of California, Berkeley

Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-83-138

September 1983

### http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1983/CSD-83-138.pdf

Metrics of energy, area, and time are defined for a graph-theoretic model of VLSI computation. A number of "technological constant factors" are introduced in order to take into account the effects of using different technologies for implementing logic circuits. Different constant factors are seen to be appropriate for different logic families. We examine seven such families: NMOS, CMOS, CMOS-SOS, I(squared)L, GaAs HEMT, Jj-CIL, and Jj-CS.

BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Thompson:CSD-83-138, Author = {Thompson, Clark D. and Raghavan, Prabhakar}, Title = {On Estimating the Performance of VLSI Circuits}, Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley}, Year = {1983}, Month = {Sep}, URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1983/6345.html}, Number = {UCB/CSD-83-138}, Abstract = {Metrics of energy, area, and time are defined for a graph-theoretic model of VLSI computation. A number of "technological constant factors" are introduced in order to take into account the effects of using different technologies for implementing logic circuits. Different constant factors are seen to be appropriate for different logic families. We examine seven such families: NMOS, CMOS, CMOS-SOS, I(squared)L, GaAs HEMT, Jj-CIL, and Jj-CS.} }

EndNote citation:

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