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Large Scale Integration

Large-scale integration is the most revolutionary concept in microelectronics since the integrated circuit. But its full impact on digital design is being felt only now. For, though LSI has always meant low-cost digital processing—thousands of
electronic functions on chips in inexpensive low-power easy-to-use packagesit has not always combined high performance with low cost. True, LSI technology could transform, for instance, a desktop calculator full of electronic packages into a single-chip hand-held calculator costing less than $20. But that is a rather special case, where fast circuitry is not needed. Till recently, standard LSI technology could not supply the level of performance needed for traditional digital designscomputers,
industrial processing, communication gear, data-processing equipment, and so on. And that has changed. Thanks to new semiconductor techniques, low-cost LSI circuits are now good enough for even the most demanding data-processing jobs.
Today's LSI techniques can handle 80% of all existing digital electronic functions at a fraction of the cost of other approaches. Moreover, these low-cost LSI dataprocessing techniques have opened up altogether new opportunities in equipment
design that till now would have been too expensive to build electronically. In short, today's equipment or system designer ignores LSI at his peril. But where can he quickly lay hands on the information he needs to apply these circuits and techniques? After all, LSI comes in many forms—memories, microprocessors, programable random logic, nonprogramable functional logic, and
chips that combine logic, memory and analog circuits. Articles on how to design with all these devices are scattered through the periodical literature. This book answers the need for a central repository of LSI design information. Part 1, Bipolar LSI: the high-performance approach explains how the latest forms of bipolar LSI—integrated injection logic, TTL and ECL—can handle the
most demanding data-processing requirements. Part 2, MOS LSI: as density grows, capability climbs shows how enhanced MOS technology can achieve the ultimate in low-cost processing for an ever expanding range of new equipment designs. Part 3, New devices: details on what they can do describes all the latest LSI memory and logic devices—what they do and how they do it.
Part 4, LSI system design: extracting the most from technology explains the vital role software plays in LSI design and describes how logic and memory systems can be laid out and tested. Part 5, Computer-aided design: modeling for LSI gets into the details of CAD models for LSI systems, applying new CAD principles to the common logic building blocks: NAND gates, flip-flops, monostable multivibrators, AND-OR-INVERT gates, shift registers, and so on. Part 6, Testing: the problem and the answers describes the new automatic test procedures and equipment that alone can handle the immensely complex job of LSI testing.
Finally, part 7, LSI applications: moving into new jobs closes the loop on LSI design by discussing the most important of the new system applications in data communications, data acquisition, and process control. —Laurence Altman intROducTion


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