Algorithms for the scaling toward nanometer VLSI physical synthesis
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Along the history of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI), we have successfully scaled down the size of transistors, scaled up the speed of integrated circuits (IC) and the number of transistors in a chip - these are just a few examples of our achievement in VLSI scaling. It is projected to enter the nanometer (timing estimation and buffer planning for global routing and other early stages such as floorplanning. A novel path based buffer insertion scheme is also included, which can overcome the weakness of the net based approaches. Part-2 Circuit clustering techniques with the application in Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology mapping The problem of timing driven n-way circuit partitioning with application to FPGA technology mapping is studied and a hierarchical clustering approach is presented for the latest multi-level FPGA architectures. Moreover, a more general delay model is included in order to accurately characterize the delay behavior of the clusters and circuit elements.
Sze, Chin Ngai (2005). Algorithms for the scaling toward nanometer VLSI physical synthesis. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from