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Resistance Extraction Using a Routing Algorithm

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2 Author(s)
Ladage, L. ; Universitat Dortmund, Lehrstuhl Informatik 12, Dortmund, Germany ; Leupers, R.

This paper presents a new algorithm for calculating the resistance of an arbitrarily shaped polygon within a VLSI mask layout analysis program. In contrast to earlier approaches no polygon decomposition is required. Instead the current flow is determined by a routing algorithm. The resistance approximation is derived from the current flow. Experimental results have shown that this new algorithm achieves accurate results in comparatively little time.

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Design Automation, 1993. 30th Conference on

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14-18 June 1993