Integer Linear Programming (ILP) is commonly used in high level and system level synthesis. It is an NP-Complete problem (in general cases). There exists some tools that give an optimal solution for small ILP formulations. Nevertheless, these tools may not give solutions for complex formulations. In this paper, we present a solution to overcome the problem… (More)
Summary form only given. We present a way to automatically select, within an architectural synthesis tool, the best operand and operator number systems, in order to find the best speed/area tradeoff. This implies the use of different number systems (redundant and non-redundant) for the same design: this is what we call mixed arithmetics. We present an… (More)
Floorplanning is an important step of IC design. Traditionally, floorplan representation has been segregated between slicing and non-slicing structures. We present a heuristic that translates any arbitrary structure into a slicing one, topologically equivalent to the initial one after a 1-D compaction.