An Efficient Layout Style for 2-Metal CMOS Leaf Cells And Their Automatic Generation

@inproceedings{Hwang1991AnEL,
  title={An Efficient Layout Style for 2-Metal CMOS Leaf Cells And Their Automatic Generation},
  author={Chi-Yi Hwang and Yung-Ching Hsieh and Youn-Long Lin and Yu-Chin Hsu},
  booktitle={DAC},
  year={1991}
}
We propose a new layout style that enables an automatic layout synthesizer to take full advantage of the second metal layer available from today’s technology. our style not only facilitates power/grotmd-diffttsion overlapping but also sirnplities the intra-cell routing problem. We have implemented an automatic layout synthesizer, called THEDA.P (Tsing Hua Electronic Design Automation), based on the proposed style. Using the same transistor placement algorithm, THEDA.P outperforms a synthesizer… CONTINUE READING