Slicing floorplans with pre-placed modules

F. Y. Young, D. F. Wong

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Existing floorplanners that use slicing floorplans are efficient in runtime and yet can pack modules tightly. However, none of them can handle pre-placed modules. In this paper, we extend a well-known slicing floorplanner to handle pre-placed modules. Our main contribution is a novel shape curve computation procedure which can take the positions of the pre-placed modules into consideration. The shape curve computation procedure is used repeatedly during the floorplanning process to fully exploit the shape flexibility of the modules to give a tight packing. Experimental results show that the extended floorplanner performs very well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-258
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1998Nov 12 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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