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A stable partitioning algorithm for VLSI circuits

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2 Author(s)
Jong-Sheng Cherng ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan ; Sao-Jie Chen

In this paper, a novel module migration based two-way partitioning algorithm is proposed to enhance the stability and quality of partitioning result. The proposed algorithm intensifies the capability of escaping from local optimal by releasing the size constraint temporarily and controlling the migration direction. And a circuit clustering procedure is incorporated into the algorithm to further improve the partitioning quality. Compared with the Fiduccia and Mattheyses (1982) and Cheng and Wei (1991) algorithms, the experimental results of our proposed algorithm show a significant improvement in most cases and outstanding performance in particular with large size circuits

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Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 1996., Proceedings of the IEEE 1996

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5-8 May 1996

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