Application-Specific Integrated Circuit

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application-specific integrated circuit

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An integrated circuit that is designed for a particular application by integrating standard cells from a library, making possible short design times and rapid production cycles. Abbreviated ASIC.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit

(ASIC) An integrated circuit designed to perform a particular function by defining the interconnection of a set of basic circuit building blocks drawn from a library provided by the circuit manufacturer.
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