"Re-use" in computer-aided design of electronic circuits, involves the strategic re-use of existing IC designs for significantly improved productivity. The economic advantages promised from the reuse of IC intellectual property blocks should be of interest to the design automation community. This book is tailored as a single-source reference to meet directly the needs of designers embarking on the reuse strategy. The text is structured to emphasize the practical application aspects of IC design methodology and architecture and reuse strategy and tasks. Coverage integrates an economics view, industry examples and technology-specific applications including a tool supporting reuse by retrieval and parameterization. The mathematical formation and background theory, including data analysis, is given in extended appendix sections for comprehensive coverage. Essence of the subject is presented in two main chapters: design methodologies and architectures, and re-use strategies and design by re-use.
Theoretical and philosophical formation to design reuse is given in appendix sections, and usage in modern electronic engineering is illustrated with industry examples and technology-specific applications.