NASA Spinoff Database: Automatic Design System

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 1980
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-82
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Large Scale Integrated Circuits

RCA has applied the results of NASA sponsored research in producing (LSIs), Large Scale Integrated Circuits, for its own product line -- communications equipment (for example) -- and for use in products manufactured by other companies such as the automobile engine analyzer developed by Chrysler Corp. Analyzer employs an LSI array to diagnose and solve problems for as many as 60 engine functions in less than four minutes. RCA's computerized system enables design in one to three months of LSIs which once required six to 12 months, and there has been an attendant reduction in design costs.

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