Best Reference Books – Electronic Design Automation

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Electronic Design Automation subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Electronic Design Automation along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Electronic Design Automation subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Electronic Design Automation" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Contemporary Logic Design” by R H Katz

Book Review: This book presents various techniques of hardware design. It explains the concept of CAD software, rapid prototyping techniques, programmable logic devices which are used for streamlining the design process. Contemporary logic design presented in the book addresses the necessary changes and provides a modern introduction to logic design. Throughout the book, the author supports presentation of logic design theory with discussion of current design techniques. The book has been very nicely organized to basics and advancements in the field of contemporary logic design.

2. “Application-Specific Integrated Circuits” by M J S Smith

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Book Review: This book presents the latest technologies and methods in the field of VLSI systems design. The book also describes ASIC design with the help of commercial tools and predesigned cell libraries which is the fast and most cost effective in the design of ICs. ASIC design methods have many applications in industry. The book demonstrates semi custom and programmable ASIC types. The book also presents basics of digital logic design and physical features of ASIC type.The book also covers the topics of physical design partitioning, floor planning and routing. The book provides information about all the aspects needed for design of ASIC.
3. “Modern VLSI Design: Systems on Silicon” by W Wolf

Book Review: This book covers various important problems in the field of VLSI system design thereby minimizing the power consumption at every abstraction level ranging from circuits to architecture and provides new insights into design for various testability techniques that maximize quality. The book stresses on CMOS technology and also provides description of the essential concepts and provides linkage between circuit, logic and system design. The book helps in building high performance and cost effective ICs, helps the readers in understanding all the aspects of digital design. The book also focuses on various important challenges of VLSI design.

4. “Verilog VHDL Synthesis: A Practical Primer” by J Bhasker

“Verilog HDL Synthesis: A Practical Primer” Book Review: This book aims to help readers write synthesizable Verilog models quickly and learn techniques to help avoid functional mismatches. It also shows what constructs are supported for synthesis and how they map to hardware to achieve the desired logic. The illustrations mentioned indicate clear relationships between the code and generated gates while the example-driven approach makes it a valuable book for novice Verilog users.

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5. “High-level Synthesis: Introduction to Chip and System Design” by D D Gajski

Book Review: This book highlights the substantial progress that has been made in formulating and understanding the basic concepts in mainstream design methodology. The book also demonstrates the progress that has been made in formulating and understanding the concepts of high level synthesis. The book also presents a summary of basic concepts and results and addresses the open problems. The book also presents the algorithms used for high level synthesis and discusses the requirements and issues for high level synthesis systems and environments.

6. “Digital Systems Testing and Testable Design” by M Abramovici and A D Friedman

“Digital Systems Testing and Testable Design” Book Review: This book provides comprehensive coverage of digital systems testing and testable design. The authors have extensively discussed important concepts such as test generation, fault modeling for classic and new technologies, simulation, fault simulation, design for testability, built-in self-test, and diagnosis. Complete with examples and exercises, this book is a must-read for test engineers, ASIC and system engineers, CAD developers, and advanced engineering students.

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7. “Electronic Design Automation for Integrated Circuits Handbook – 2 Volume Set HRD Edition” by Scheffer Lavagno Scheffer Martin

“Electronic Design Automation for Integrated Circuits Handbook-2 Volume Set” Book Review: This book provides a foundation of knowledge based on fundamental concepts and current industrial applications of Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The first installment, EDA for IC System Design, Verification, and Testing, examines logical design, focusing on system and micro-architectural design, verification, and testing. The second installment, EDA for IC Implementation, Circuit Design, and Process Technology, focuses more on the physical design part, i.e. it analyzes the classical RTL to GDSII design flow, analog and mixed-signal design, physical verification, analysis and extraction, and TCAD. This handbook is an ideal resource for designers and users of EDA tools as well as a detailed introduction for novices to this field.

8.”Electronic Design Automation with Graphic Processors” by Deng Mu

“Electronic Design Automation with Graphic Design” Book Review: This book presents a comprehensive coverage of GPU-based EDA computing. Complex EDA applications can be built using the taxonomy of EDA computing patterns discussed in the book. Such patterns can utilize GPU-based acceleration techniques to build data-parallel algorithms efficiently. Both students and professionals can refer to this book.

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9. “Electronic Design Automation Frameworks” by Chapman and Hall Chapman Wagner

“Electronic Design Automation Frameworks” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive discussion of the latest research covering EDA frameworks as well as other frameworks too. It consists of the selected research papers from the Fourth International Working Conference on Electronic Design Frameworks, organized by the International Federation for Information Processing and held in Gramado, Brazil, in November 1994. Due to the increasing importance of design frameworks for building complex design systems, this book is recommended for both students and professionals who wish to delve into this field further.

10. “The Electronic Design Automation Handbook” by Jansen Dirk Jansen

“The Electronic Design Automation Handbook” Book Review: This handbook surveys the main tasks of system design methodology, explains different methods and tools for design specification, synthesis, simulation, and verification, introduces hardware description languages and modeling practices, and introduces techniques for the design of circuits, modules and systems on different levels of abstraction. Its main advantage is that readers quickly obtain a good overview of the design methodologies and of the design automation field as a whole, instead of only one aspect of it. This makes it the ideal book for students as well as design and EDA practitioners.

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