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A Hardware Architecture for Switch-Level Simulation

Dally, William J. and Bryant, Randal E. (1985) A Hardware Architecture for Switch-Level Simulation. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 4 (3). pp. 239-250. ISSN 0278-0070. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170725-174955797

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Abstract

The Mossim Simulation Engine (MSE) is a hardware accelerator for performing switch-level simulation of MOS VLSI circuits [1], [2]. Functional partitioning of the MOSSIM algorithm and specialized circuitry are used by the MSE to achieve a performance improvement of /spl gt/ 300 over a VAX 11/780 executing the MOSSIM II program. Several MSE processors can be connected in parallel to achieve additional speedup. A virtual processor mechanism allows the MSE to simulate large circuits with the size of the circuit limited only by the amount of backing store available to hold the circuit description.


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Additional Information:© 1985 IEEE. Manuscript received January 20, 1985; revised March 28, 1985. This research was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, ARPA order number 3771, and monitored by the Office of Naval Research under Contract N00014-79-C-0597.
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Official Citation:W. J. Dally and R. E. Bryant, "A Hardware Architecture for Switch-Level Simulation," in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 239-250, July 1985. doi: 10.1109/TCAD.1985.1270120
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