05003487 is referenced by 82 patents and cites 8 patents.

A computer program is disclosed providing a sequence of automated logic synthesis routines having three phases. Phase I identifies an estimated critical path by assuming optimum allocation within a "best-fit" preliminary assignment of the technology to a technology-independent model, and optimizes the estimated model for speed. Phase II provides a technology-legal model, and ends by calculating the actual timing provided by the technology-legal model. Phase III uses self-limiting routines, and routines that are unlikely to produce technology violations, to fine tune the production and performance characteristics of the legal model.

Title
Method and apparatus for performing timing correction transformations on a technology-independent logic model during logic synthesis
Application Number
7/212529
Publication Number
5003487
Application Date
June 28, 1988
Publication Date
March 26, 1991
Inventor
Kenneth W Todd
Owego
NY, US
Randall C Itskin
Rochester
MN, US
Anthony D Drumm
Endwell
NY, US
Agent
Milde & Robinson
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/60
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