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Chapter 7. Floorplanning > Off-Chip Connections

7.5. Off-Chip Connections

packaging

A chip isn’t very useful if you can’t connect it to the outside world. You rarely see chips themselves because they are encased in packages. A complete discussion of packaging and its engineering problems fills several books [Bak90, Ser89]. The packaging problem most directly relevant to the designer is the pads that connect the chip’s internals to the package and surrounding circuitry—the chip designer is responsible for designing the pad assembly. But first, we will briefly review packages and some of the system and electrical problems they introduce.


  

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