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In this paper, we propose the first wire density driven global routing that considers CMP variation and timing. To enable CMP awareness during global routing, we propose a compact predictive CMP model with dummy fill, and validate it with extensive industry data. While wire density has some correlation and similarity to the conventional congestion metric,(More)
Power dissipation is becoming the most challenging design constraint in nanometer technologies. Among various design implementation schemes, standard cell ASICs offer the best power efficiency for high-performance applications. The flexibility of ASICs allow for the use of multiple voltages and multiple thresholds to match the performance of critical(More)
Despite generation upon generation of scaling, computer chips have until now remained essentially 2-dimensional. Improvements in on-chip wire delay and in the maximum number of I/O per chip have not been able to keep up with transistor performance growth; it has become steadily harder to hide the discrepancy. 3D chip technologies come in a number of(More)
With 90nm CMOS in production and 65nm testing in progress, power has been pushed to the forefront of design metrics. This paper will outline practical techniques that are used to reduce both leakage as well as active power in a standard-cell library based high-performance design flow. We will discuss the design and cost issues for using different power(More)
During the IC design process, functional specifications are often modified late in the design cycle, after placement and routing are completed. However, designers are left either to manually process such modifications by hand or to restart the design process from scratch---a very costly option. In order to address this issue, we present DeltaSyn, a method(More)
In this paper, we propose TROY, the first track router with yield-driven wire planning to optimize yield loss due to random defects. As the probability of failure (<i>POF</i>) computed from critical area analysis and defect size distribution strongly depends on wire ordering, sizing, and spacing, track routing plays a key role in effective wire planning for(More)
This paper discusses design challenges of scaled CMOS circuits insub-90nm technologies for high-performance digital applications.To continue scaling of the CMOS devices deep into sub-90nm tech-nologies,fully depleted SOI, strained-Si on SiGe, FinFETs withdouble gate, and even further, three-dimensional circuits will be uti-lizedto design high-performance(More)
Domino logic is one of the most popular dynamic circuit configurations for implementing high-performance logic designs. Since domino logic is inherently noninverting, it presents a fundamental constraint of implementing logic functions without any intermediate inversions. Removal of intermediate inverters requires logic duplication for generating both the(More)