SWARM: A Self-Organization Approach for Layout Automation in Analog IC Design

@article{Marolt2016SWARMAS,
  title={SWARM: A Self-Organization Approach for Layout Automation in Analog IC Design},
  author={Daniel Marolt and J{\"u}rgen Scheible and G{\"o}ran Jerke and Vinko Marolt},
  journal={International Journal of Electronics and Electrical Engineering},
  year={2016},
  pages={374-385}
}
Optimization-based analog layout automation does not yet find evident acceptance in the industry due to the complexity of the design problem. This paper presents a Self-organized Wiring and Arrangement of Responsive Modules (SWARM), able to consider crucial design constraints both implicitly and explicitly. The flexibility of algorithmic methods and the expert knowledge captured in PCells combine into a flow of supervised module interaction. This novel approach targets the creation of… Expand
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