The Design Process … documentDocumentation• Functional specification• Block diagram• Timing diagram• Structured logic device description• Schematic diagram• Circuit description in words• Explain how the circuit worksAlternate solutions … look atPerformance• Semiconductor material• Number of gates, types• Circuit structure, layout• Size (physical)Cost• Minimize components (number)• Minimize board space• Use programmable logic devices• Minimize manufacturing costs (large runs)• Use commercially available components (small runs)TermsI make a distinction between:Analysislogic diagram → formal description≡ representation → abstractionSynthesisformal description → logic diagram≡ abstraction → representationDesigninformal description → representation

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