There is a requirement to propose a new ASIC design flow within your company, from VHDL design capture through to GDSII tape out. It is very important that the flow includes all the tools, and you explain all data formats, that will be required. You should choose an example application design to help with your discussion.
Your report for this assignment should include;
1. Suggest a design flow (graphically and with an accompanying discussion), to take a design from VHDL to GDSII.
2. Detail all the tools chosen, together with their suppliers. Include the features of the tool and the data formats that they will accept, and cost the design flow for implementation.
3. Explain what an ASIC library comprises, and suggest a suitable technology for your chosen application. Give recommendations on choosing ASIC libraries for any application.
Provide all references for all relevant material, and be aware that the report will be checked for originality via the TurnItIn software.