A Relocation Method for Circuit Modifications


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A    No.12    pp.2743-2751
Publication Date: 2007/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.12.2743
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms)
Category: Circuit Synthesis
non full-reverse-order constraint,  circuit modification,  relocation,  sequence-pair,  simulated annealing,  

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In this paper, we propose a novel migration method. In this method, the resultant placement retains the structure of the original placement, called model placement, as much as possible. For this purpose, we minimize the sum of the difference in area between the model placement and the relocated one and the total amount of displacement between them. Moreover, to achieve a short runtime, we limit the solution space and change the packing origin in the optimization process. We construct the system on Sequence-Pair. Experimental results show that our approach preserves the chip area and the overall circuit structure with 98% less runtime than that realized by naive simulated annealing.