Automatic Sizing of Power/Ground (P/G) Networks in VLSI

TitleAutomatic Sizing of Power/Ground (P/G) Networks in VLSI
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsDutta, R, Marek-Sadowska, M
Conference NameDesign Automation, 1989. 26th Conference on
Date Publishedjune
AbstractThis paper presents a fast and efficient method for sizing power/ground networks. No restrictions on network topology or number of supplying pads are imposed. Wire widths are calculated such that the weighted area of wire segments is minimized while electromigration and voltage drops constraints are fulfilled. The algorithm proposed here runs 50% faster than the best methods reported for tree type network topologies.