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Bebop to the Boolean Boogie, 3rd Edition by Clive Maxfield

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Chapter 23. Design and Verification Tools

Weasel Words

Before we dive headfirst into the mire, let’s start with a few “weasel words.”[1] The point is that there are a multifarious multitude of tools used for the design and verification of electronic systems. Introducing only the main contenders in any level of depth would require a book in its own right, so we’re going to restrict ourselves to saying a cheery “Hello” to just a few of the usual suspects …

1 We should always remember the saying: “Eagles may soar, but weasels rarely get sucked into jet engines!”

Design Capture

In the days before computer-aided design and verification tools, analog design engineers captured their designs as hand-drawn transistor-level schematics. Similarly, digital ...

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