Layout Minimization of CMOS Cells / Edition 1

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Presents new and provable optimal solutions to a number of previously unsolved problems in minimizing the layout area of CMOS cells and cell arrays, an important aspect of integrated circuit design. Shows how these problems can be solved using exact algorithms, suitable for incorporation into computer-aided design systems, instead of the approximation methods now generally used. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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I. Introduction.- 1.1 Problem and Motivation.- 1.2 Layout Styles.- 1.2.1 Semi-Custom Layouts.- 1.2.2 Unstructured Methods.- 1.2.3 Programmable Logic Arrays.- 1.2.4 Gate Matrix Layouts.- 1.2.5 Functional Cells.- 1.3 Functional Cell Optimization.- 1.3.1 Layout Problem.- 1.3.2 Prior Work.- 1.4 Proposed Approach.- 1.4.1 Philosophy.- 1.4.2 Outline of the Book.- II. Functional Cell Layout Methods.- 2.1 Functional Cell Design.- 2.2 Survey of Prior Methods.- 2.2.1 Static Cells.- 2.2.2 Dynamic Cells.- 2.3 Critique of Prior Work.- III. Series-Parallel Cell Width Minimization.- 3.1 Graph Optimization Problems.- 3.2 Theory of Dual Trail Covering.- 3.3 Optimal Trail Covering without Reordering.- 3.4 Optimal Trail Covering with Reordering.- 3.5 Analysis of Complete Class of Practical Cells.- 3.6 Minimum-Width Rows of Cells.- IV. Planar Cell Width Minimization.- 4.1 Nonseries-Parallel Composition.- 4.1.1 Graph Composition.- 4.1.2 Trail Covering.- 4.2 P-TrailTrace Algorithm.- 4.2.1 Description.- 4.2.2 Design Example.- 4.2.3 Optimality.- 4.2.4 Time Complexity.- 4.3 Complete Study of Practical Planar Cells.- V. Single Cell Width and Height Minimization.- 5.1 Layout Problem.- 5.1.1 Constraints and Assumptions.- 5.1.2 Comparison to Other Assumptions.- 5.2 Extension of Series-Parallel Cell Theory.- 5.3 HR-TrailTrace Algorithm.- 5.3.1 Description.- 5.3.2 Design Example.- 5.3.3 Optimality.- 5.3.4 Time Complexity.- 5.4 Complete Study of Practical Cells.- 5.5 Planar Cell Layout.- VI. Cell Array Width and Height Minimization.- 6.1 Layout Problem.- 6.2 HRM-TrailTrace Algorithm.- 6.2.1 Description.- 6.2.2 Design Example.- 6.2.3 Optimality.- 6.2.4 Time Complexity.- 6.3 Experimental Results.- 6.3.1 Commercial Circuits.- 6.3.2 Published Layouts.- VII. Conclusions.- 7.1 Contributions.- 7.2 Practical Applications and Extensions.

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