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Timing influenced force directed floorplanning

Youssef, H. and Sait, Sadiq M. and Al-Farra, K.J. (1995) Timing influenced force directed floorplanning. Design Automation Conference, 1995, with EURO-VHDL, Proceedings EURO-DAC '95., European, 1.

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Abstract

We present a timing driven floorplanning program for general cell layouts. The approach used combines quality of force directed approach with that of constraint graph approach. A floorplan solution is produced in two steps. First a timing and connectivity driven topological arrangement is obtained using a force directed approach. In the second step, the topological arrangement is transformed into a legal floorplan. The objective of the second step is to minimize the overall area of the floorplan. The floorplanner is validated with circuits of sizes varying from 7 to 125 blocks



Item Type:Article
Date:September 1995
Date Type:Publication
Subjects:Computer
Divisions:College Of Computer Sciences and Engineering > Computer Engineering Dept
Creators:Youssef, H. and Sait, Sadiq M. and Al-Farra, K.J.
Email:UNSPECIFIED, sadiq@kfupm.edu.sa, UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:14565
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Deposited On:24 Jun 2008 16:40
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