Title: Performance driven placement using Tabu search

Authors: Andrew Lim

Addresses: Information Technology Institute, 11 Science Park Road, Singapore

Abstract: In this paper, we present an effective performance driven placement with global routing algorithm for macro cells. Our algorithm uses a hierarchical, divide and conquer, quad-partitioning approach. The quad-partitioning routine uses the Tabu search technique. Our algorithm uses the concept of proximity of regions to approximate the interconnection delays during the placement process. In addition, our algorithm can handle modules whose positions are fixed or are restricted to a particular subregion on the layout frame. Our experimental results indicate the superiority of our placement method in terms of quality of solution and run time when compared to Lin.

Keywords: computer-aided design; CAD; electronic circuit design; performance driven placement; tabu search; quad partitioning; very large scale integration; VLSI.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1996.062318

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1996 Vol.9 No.5/6, pp.272 - 280

Published online: 03 Jun 2014 *

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