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VLSI Glossary

I have seen many people searching around the different meaning of Shorts Form in the VLSI. So I thought Lets put it here few Important one. Good For beginners in this field.





ASIC
Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ATPG
Automatic Test Pattern Generation
AOCV
Advance On Chip Variation


BC
Best Case


CCS
Composite Current Source
CG
Composite Grain


CMP
Chemical Mechanical Planarization
CTS
Clock Tree Synthesis
CAD
Computer Aided Design
DDC
Design Compiler Database (Synopsys specific)
DEF
Design Exchange Format
DFM
Design For Manufacture
DRC
Design Rule Check
DFT
Design For Test
DSPF
Detailed Standard Parasitic Format
ECO
Engineering Change Order
EM
Electro magnetic
ESD
Electro-Static Discharge
EDA
Electronic Design automation
EDIF
Electronic Design Interchange Format


GDSII
Graphic Data System II


HVT
High Vt
HDLs
Hardware Descriptive language


IMD
Inter-Metal Dielectric
ILD
Inter Layer Dielectric
IO
Input Output
ITF
Interconnect Technology File
IC
Integrated Circuit


LEF
Library Exchange Format
LIB
Library
LVS
Layout Vs Schematic
LSI
Low Scale Integration


MCMM
Multi-Corner Multi-Mode


NDR
Non Default Rule


NLDM
Non-Linear Delay models
OPC
Optical Proximity Correction


PG pin
Power and Ground Pin
PLIB
Physical Library
PLL
Phase Lock Loop
PVT
Process Voltage Temperature
PDEF
Physical Design Exchange Format


QOR
Quality Of Result


RAM
Random Access memory
ROM
Read Only Memory
RDL
Re-Distribution layer
RTL
Register Transfer Level
RSPF
Reduced Standard Parasitic Format


SAIF
Switching Activity Interchange Format
SDF
Standard Delay Format
SOC
System On Chip
SOI
Silicon On Insulator
SPEF
Standard Parasitic Exchange Format.
SPICE
Simulation Program for Integrated Circuits Emphasis
SSI
Small Scale Integration
SPF
Standard Parasitic Format
SBPF
Synopsys Binary Parasitic Format
SDC
Synopsys Design Constraint


TLF
Timing Library Format
TTL
Transistor-Transistor Logic
TF
Technology File


UPF
Unified Power Format
ULSI
Ultra Large Scale Integration


VHDL
VHSIC (Very High Speed Integrated Circuit) Hardware Descriptive language
VLSI
Very large Scale Integration




19 comments:

  1. VHDL stands for VHSIC hardware description language.
    where VHSIC stands for very-high-speed integrated circuits

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  2. ASIC stands for Application Speific Integrated Circuit...not integration

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  3. vhdl stands for very hard and difficult language

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  4. PVT - Process Voltage Temperature.

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  5. Hi,

    Can you please explain about POCV in detail as it is new?

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  6. fpga stands for "field programmable gate array"

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  7. PVT -- Process Voltage Temperature

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  8. RTL -- Register Transfer Level

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  9. hi..

    i want help in synopsys tools to run my vhdl code in frontend and backend design???

    can anybody help???

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  10. what about RVT,LVT,TCL,

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  11. LVT: low threshold voltage
    TCL: Tool command language

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  12. Hi Expert,

    you made a typo

    VHDL : VHSIC(Very High Speed Integrated Circuit) HDL

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  13. VHDL ( Very high speed integrated circuit Hardware Description Language

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  14. Pls check this blog also
    http://backendesign.blogspot.in/

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  15. EM- Electromigration related VLSI.

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