OWARU: Free Space-Aware Timing-Driven Incremental Placement With Critical Path Smoothing
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, pp. 1825-1838, 2018.
TimingLogic gatesSmoothing methodsOptimizationPhysical designMore(2+)
This paper presents an incremental timing-driven placement tool, named OWARU. It optimizes timing critical paths through a free space-aware path smoothing: the gates on such paths are relocated to free spaces around the smoothed paths, while incremental static timing analysis is involved to accurately assess timing changes due to the relo...More
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