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Techniques for area estimation of VLSI layouts

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2 Author(s)
Kurdahi, F.J. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., California Univ., Irvine, CA, USA ; Parker, A.C.

The standard cell design style is investigated. Two probabilistic models are presented. The first model estimates the wiring space requirements in the routing channels between the cell rows. The second model estimates the number of feedthroughs that must be inserted in the cell rows to interconnect cells placed several rows apart. These models were implemented in the standard cell area estimation program PLEST (PLotting ESTimator). PLEST was used to estimate the areas of a set of 12 standard cell chips. In all cases, the estimates were accurate to within 10% of the actual areas. PLEST's estimation of a chip layout area takes only a few seconds to produce, as compared with more than 10 h to generate the chip layout itself using an industrial layout system

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Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 1 )