gate level specification

gate level specification

A specification for a digital circuit that defines the electronic components and their interconnects. See RTL.
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With several hundred million gates on the most complex modern chips, gate level specification is too detailed for overall logic design.
In fact Verilog and VHDL can both also be used as gate level specification languages, although Verilog, since it is simpler, is preferred.
Such gate level specifications are today the standard from which masks are generated or "laid out".