Advanced Library Format

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Advanced Library Format (ALF), also known as IEEE 1603 or IEC 62265, is an IEEE and IEC standard that describes a data specification language for library elements used in ASIC design applications for integrated circuits. ALF can model behavior, timing, power and noise, hot electron, electromigration, antenna effects, physical abstraction and physical implementation rules of library elements.[1][2]


  1. ^ "IEEE Approves Advanced Library Format Standard for Integrated Circuit Design" (Press release). The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association. 15 October 2003. Retrieved 13 June 2007.
  2. ^ Roethig, Wolfgang (13 January 2003). "Advanced library format "attacks" advanced design issues". EE Times. Retrieved 13 June 2007.
  • 1603-2003 – IEEE Standard for an Advanced Library Format (ALF) Describing Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology, Cells, and Blocks. 2004. doi:10.1109/IEEESTD.2004.94429. ISBN 0-7381-3833-9.
    • IEC 62265:2005 IEC 62265-2005 First edition 2005-07 IEEE Std 1603 – IEC/IEEE Standard for Advanced Library Format (ALF) describing integrated circuit (IC) technology, cells, and blocks (Adoption of IEEE Std 1603-2003). 2005. doi:10.1109/IEEESTD.2005.339571. ISBN 2-8318-8046-7.

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