Intelligent circuit recognition for VLSI layout verification
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The ability to extract higher level information from a circuit netlist is useful for VLSI layout verification. An extracted gate level description may be used as input to a gate level simulator for analysis or alternatively may be used as input to a rule-based expert system that performs verification checking at a higher level of abstraction. As a VLSI design evolves it is continually checked for correctness. This implies that the extraction of higher level information is a recurring activity and should be performed as efficiently as possible. This paper describes an alternative method that uses intelligence to quicken the extraction process and compares this method's performance to a more common method.
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