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gate array

A gate array is a complex, pre-assembled logic circuit whose logics and gates are linked together in a customer-specific manner.

Most of the manufacturing steps of a gate array are customer-independent and standardized to a certain extent. For example, the location of the various gate circuits, AND gates, OR g ates or XOR gates, I/O pads, flip-flops, shift registers, etc. is fixed. The customer can only influence the wiring of the logics.

Design of a gate array, photo: Indiana University

Design of a gate array, photo: Indiana University

In modern semiconductor technologies, the preparation costs for gate array production are relatively high, while the pure production costs are low. Gate arrays are attractive for low-volume production; they can contain several million logic circuits.

Englisch: gate array
Updated at: 31.05.2009
#Words: 115
Links: array, logic, optical repeater (OR), shift (SH), indium (In)
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