New algorithms for the rectilinear Steiner tree problem

@article{Ho1990NewAF,
  title={New algorithms for the rectilinear Steiner tree problem},
  author={Jan-Ming Ho and Gopalakrishnan Vijayan and Chak-Kuen Wong},
  journal={IEEE Trans. on CAD of Integrated Circuits and Systems},
  year={1990},
  volume={9},
  pages={185-193}
}
We discuss a new approach to constructing the rectilinear Steiner tree (RST) of a given set of points in the plane, starting from a minimum spanning tree (MST). The main idea in our approach is to find layouts for the edges of the MST, so as to maximize the overlaps between the layouts, thus minimizing,the cost (i.e., wire length) of the resulting rectilinear Steiner tree. We describe two algorithms for constructing rectilinear Steiner trees from MST’s, that are optimal under the conditions… CONTINUE READING
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