05197016 is referenced by 104 patents and cites 5 patents.

A computer-aided system and method is disclosed for designing an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) whose intended function is implemented both by a hardware subsystem including hardware elements on the integrated circuit and by a software subsystem including a general purpose microprocessor also on the integrated circuit. The system also generates software instructions for use by the software subsystem. The system utilizes a knowledge based expert system, with a knowledge base extracted from expert ASIC designers, and thus makes it possible for ASIC's to be designed and provided quickly and economically by persons not having the highly specialized skill of an ASIC designer.

Title
Integrated silicon-software compiler
Application Number
143821
Publication Number
5197016
Application Date
July 14, 1989
Publication Date
March 23, 1993
Inventor
Haruo Nakayama
Osaka
JP
Masahiro Shindo
Osaka
JP
Hideaki Kobayashi
Columbia
SC, US
Tai Sugimoto
Columbia
SC, US
Agent
Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson
Assignee
Ricoh Company
JP
International Chip Corporation
SC, US
IPC
G06F 15/60
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