Mixed knowledge-based/algorithmic approach to custom integrated circuit floorplanning

M. A. Jabri*, D. J. Skellern

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A new approach to VLSI custom circuit floorplanning is presented that is a system combining algorithms and VLSI specialized knowledge. This combination permits the automation of tasks too complex to implement using standard programming techniques, and permits the enhancement of the solution-search process by exploiting and interpreting algorithm results. An experimental floorplanning system is described. The system design philosophy permits its continuous evolution toward expert-designer performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


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