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A Min-Cost Flow Based Detailed Router for FPGAs

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A Min-Cost Flow Based Detailed Router for FPGAs
Routing for FPGAs has been a very challenging problem due to the limitation of routing resources. Although the FPGA routing problem has been researched extensively, most algorithms route one net at a time, and it can cause the netordering problem. In this paper, we present a detailed routing algorithm for FPGAs based on min-cost flow computations. Using the min-cost flow approach, our algorithm routes all the nets connected to a common logic module simultaneously. At each stage of the network flow computation, we guarantee optimal result in terms of routability and delay cost. For further improvement, we adopt an iterative refinement scheme based on the Lagrangian relaxation technique. The Lagrangian relaxation approach transforms the routing problem into a sequence of Lagrangian subproblems. At each iteration of the algorithm, Lagrangian subproblems are solved by our min-cost flow based routing algorithm. Any violation of congestion constraints is reflected in the value of corr...
Seokjin Lee, Yongseok Cheon, Martin D. F. Wong
Added 16 Mar 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ICCAD
Authors Seokjin Lee, Yongseok Cheon, Martin D. F. Wong
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