History of EDA (electronic design automation)?
caveguy at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 12 11:42:28 CST 2006
I think I still may have a copy of the Great Softwestern pcb layout addon for AutoCAD.
The first board I ever did on a computer was on AutoCAD Ver 1.x
I plotted it in ink at 2x to mylar and the pcb house worked from them.
Just my .02
On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 22:24:32 -0700, Richard wrote:
>We have the chips produced from earlier eras, but what attempts have
>been made to preserve the design tools from those earlier eras?
>IC transistor-level design
>IC gate-level design
>I know several of you out there have microprocessor development
>environments from Intel and TI, IIRC. Ditto for things like PROM
>What about the design software? I imagine the first generation of EDA
>software was created in-house by pioneers of VLSI design. But what
>about when the tools started to become commodities? What about early
>releases of software from a company like Mentor Graphics?
>"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline" -- DirectX 9 draft available for download
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