Optimal partitioners and end-case placers for standard-cell layout

@inproceedings{Caldwell1999OptimalPA,
  title={Optimal partitioners and end-case placers for standard-cell layout},
  author={Andrew E. Caldwell and Andrew B. Kahng and Igor L. Markov},
  booktitle={ISPD},
  year={1999}
}
We study alternatives to classic Fiduccia–Mattheyses (FM)-based partitioning algorithms in the context of end-case processing for top-down standard-cell placement. While the divide step in the top-down divide and conquer is usually performed heuristically, we observe that optimal solutions can be found for many sufficiently small partitioning instances . Our main motivation is that small partitioning instances frequently contain multiple cells that are larger than the prescribed partitioning… CONTINUE READING
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Optimal partitioners and end-case placers for standard cell layout

  • A. E. Caldwell, A. B. Kahng, I. L. Markov
  • Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Physical Design , Monterey…
  • 1998
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