Large-Scale Integration (LSI)
What is Large-Scale Integration (LSI)?
Large-scale integration (LSI) is a term used in the field of microelectronics to describe the integration of a large number of transistors onto a single microchip or integrated circuit (IC). It is a measure of the complexity and density of an IC, with LSI chips typically having thousands or tens of thousands of transistors.
LSI technology was developed in the 1970s as a way to increase the performance and functionality of microchips while also reducing their size and cost. It allowed for the integration of more complex circuits and systems onto a single chip, which in turn enabled the development of smaller and more powerful electronic devices.
LSI chips are used in a wide range of electronic devices, including computers, phones, and other consumer electronics. They are also used in a variety of industrial, medical, and military applications.
The development of LSI technology has played a major role in the evolution of the microelectronics industry and has had a significant impact on the way we live and work. It has enabled the creation of devices that are faster, more powerful, and more portable than ever before.
Very Large-Scale Integration (VLSI)