New Algorithms for Gate Sizing: A Comparative Study

@inproceedings{Coudert1996NewAF,
  title={New Algorithms for Gate Sizing: A Comparative Study},
  author={Olivier Coudert and Ramsey W. Haddad and Srilatha Manne},
  booktitle={DAC},
  year={1996}
}
Gate sizing consists of choosing for each node of a mapped network a gate implementation in the library so that some cost function is optimized under some constraints. It has a signi cant impact on the delay, power dissipation, and area of the nal circuit. This paper compares ve gate sizing algorithms targeting discrete, non-linear, non-unimodal, constrained optimization. The goal is to overcome the non-linearity and nonunimodality of the delay and the power to achieve good quality results… CONTINUE READING

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