A Glossary

Thanks to John Redford and Derek Beatty for many colorful terms.

ALU Arithmetic logic unit, which can perform several different arithmetic and logic operations as determined by control signals. (See Section 4.6.4.)

ALAP As-late-as-possible, a schedule that performs operations at the last possible time. (See Section 6.2.2.)

ASAP As-soon-as-possible, a schedule that performs operations at the earliest possible time. (See Section 6.2.2.)

ASIC Application-specific integrated circuit. (See Section 1.3.3.)

ATPG See automatic test pattern generation.

allocation The assignment of operations to function units. (See Section 6.2.2.)

aggressor net In crosstalk, the net that generates the noise. (See Section 2.5.6.)

antifuse An electrically ...

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