ASIC Application Integrated Circuit. A chip that is designed by a customer for proprietary use. It is designed using off-the-shelf tools, but is produced by a specific semiconductor vendor using their manufacturing process.
Behavioral Level A method of coding hardware that uses high-level representations of algorithms and general functionality without considering low-level issues like clocking, registers, and gate delays.
BIST Built-In Self Test. Circuitry on a chip that is used to test the functionality of the chip.
CPLD Complex Programmable Logic Device. A programmable device that has an architecture similar to a large number of PALs.
CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check. A method of detecting errors in long sequences of data, using an FCS. ...