These papers are all found in the magic source distribution in PostScript form. They have been translated here into PDF. For updated, online versions of the technology file format reference manual, choose "Technology Files" from the menu on the left. For updated, online versions of the tutorials, and for an online command reference, choose "Using Magic" from the menu on the left.
Check the translations page for translated versions of the Magic documentation. Currently there is a tutorial translated into Spanish by Ing. Miguel Eduardo Flores Gomez of the Universidad Don Bosco in El Salvador, soon to be a full set.
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These papers are referenced in the distribution documentation but are not easy to come by, so I have posted them here for download.
- Corner Stitching: A Data Structuring Technique for VLSI Layout Tools, John Osterhout, December 13, 1982 (scanned PDF).
- Magic: A VLSI Layout System, John Ousterhout, Gordon Hamachi, Robert Mayo, Walter Scott, and George Taylor, December 2, 1983 (scanned PDF).
- Plowing: Interactive Stretching and Compaction in Magic, Walter Scott and John Ousterhout, December 2, 1983 (scanned PDF).
- Magic's Incremental Design-Rule Checker, George Taylor and John Ousterhout, December 7, 1983 (scanned PDF).
- A Switchbox Router with Obstacle Avoidance, Gordon Hamachi and John Ousterhout, December 7, 1983 (scanned PDF).
- Magic's Obstacle-Avoiding Global Router, Gordon Hamachi and John Ousterhout, Chapel Hill Conference on VLSI, 1985 (scanned PDF).
- REX - A VLSI Parasitic Extraction Tool for Electromigration and Signal Analysis, Jerry Hwang, 28th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, 1991 (scanned PDF). See ACM copyright notice on the first page.
- REX - A VLSI Parasitic Extraction Tool for Electromigration and Signal Analysis, Jerry Hwang, 28th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, 1991 (same as above, in native PDF with links).
Papers related to Magic and other programs in the distribution.
- Introduction to Simulation using IRSIM
- Using Texture Mapping with Mipmapping to Render a VLSI Layout, Jeff Solomon and Mark Horowitz, Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2001, Las Vegas, June 18-22, 2001 (Currently in the process of obtaining permission from ACM to post this paper).
Papers related to programs not in the distribution, which work with Magic.
- State Assignment and Minimization using Meg (Mealy Machine)
- PLA Layout Generation using MPLA
- State Assignment and Minimization using Peg (Moore Machine)
Last updated: April 25, 2017 at 10:54am