04758745 is referenced by 429 patents and cites 8 patents.

A user-programmable interconnect architecture, which may be used for logic arrays for digital and analog system design, is disclosed. In one embodiment, a plurality of logic cells or modules in a matrix are connected by vertical and horizontal wiring channels. The wiring channels may in turn be programmed by the user to interconnect the various logic cells to implement the required logic function. The wiring channels comprise wiring segments connected by normally open programmable elements situated at the intersection of any two segments to be connected. Sensing circuitry and wiring may be included to allow 100% observability of internal circuit nodes, such as module outputs, from an external pad interface.

Title
User programmable integrated circuit interconnect architecture and test method
Application Number
6/909261
Publication Number
4758745
Application Date
September 19, 1986
Publication Date
July 19, 1988
Inventor
Amr Mohsen
Saratoga
CA, US
Khaled A El Ayat
Cupertino
CA, US
Abbas Elgamal
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Lyon & Lyon
Assignee
Actel Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H03K 17/693
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