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Interleaving buffer insertion and transistor sizing into a single optimization

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4 Author(s)
Yanbin Jiang ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Eng., Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA, USA ; Sapatnekar, S.S. ; Bamji, C. ; Juho Kim

This work presents strategies to insert buffers in a circuit, combined with gate sizing, to achieve better power delay and area-delay tradeoffs. The purpose of this work is to examine how combining a sizing algorithm with buffer insertion will help us achieve better area delay or power-delay tradeoffs, and to determine where and when to insert buffers in a circuit, The delay model incorporates placement-based information and the effect of input slew rates on gate delays. The results obtained by using the new method are significantly better than the results given by merely using a TILOS-like gate sizing algorithm alone, as is illustrated by several area delay tradeoff curves shown in this paper.

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Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 4 )