NTUplace4h: A Novel Routability-Driven Placement Algorithm for Hierarchical Mixed-Size Circuit Designs

@article{Hsu2014NTUplace4hAN,
  title={NTUplace4h: A Novel Routability-Driven Placement Algorithm for Hierarchical Mixed-Size Circuit Designs},
  author={Meng-Kai Hsu and Yi-Fang Chen and Chau-Chin Huang and Sheng Chou and Tzu-Hen Lin and Tung-Chieh Chen and Yao-Wen Chang},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems},
  year={2014},
  volume={33},
  pages={1914-1927}
}
A wirelength-driven placer without considering routability could introduce irresolvable routing-congested placements. Therefore, it is desirable to develop an effective routability-driven placer for modern mixed-size designs employing hierarchical methodologies for faster turnaround time. In this paper, we propose a novel routability-driven analytical placement algorithm for hierarchical mixed-size circuit designs. This paper presents a novel design hierarchy identification technique to… CONTINUE READING