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Low-cost single-layer clock trees with exact zero Elmore delay skew

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Low-cost single-layer clock trees with exact zero Elmore delay skew
We give the rst single-layer clock tree construction with exact zero skew according to the Elmore delay model. The previous Linear-Planar-DME method 11 guarantees a planar solution under the linear delay model. In this paper, we use a Linear-Planar-DME variant connection topology to construct a low-cost zero skew tree ZST according to the Elmore delay model. While a linear-delay ZST is trivially converted to an Elmore-delay ZST by detouring" wires, the key idea is to defer this detouring as much as possible to reduce tree cost. Costs of our planar ZST solutions are comparable to those of the best previous non-planar ZST solutions, and substantially improve over previous planar clock routing methods.
Andrew B. Kahng, Chung-Wen Albert Tsao
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Type Conference
Year 1994
Where ICCAD
Authors Andrew B. Kahng, Chung-Wen Albert Tsao
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