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Multilayer Obstacle-Avoiding Rectilinear Steiner Tree Construction Based on Spanning Graphs

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Multilayer Obstacle-Avoiding Rectilinear Steiner Tree Construction Based on Spanning Graphs
Given a set of pins and a set of obstacles on routing layers, a multilayer obstacle-avoiding rectilinear Steiner minimal tree (ML-OARSMT) connects these pins by rectilinear edges within layers and vias between layers and avoids running through any obstacle to construct a Steiner tree with a minimal total cost. The ML-OARSMT problem is very important for many very large scale integration designs with pins being located in multiple routing layers that contain numerous routing obstacles incurred from IP blocks, power networks, prerouted nets, etc. As a fundamental problem with extensive practical applications to routing and wirelength/congestion/timing estimations in early design stages, it is desired to develop an effective algorithm for the ML-OARSMT problem to facilitate the design flow. However, there is no existing work on this ML-OARSMT problem. In this paper, we first formulate the ML-OARSMT problem with rectangular obstacles and then identify key different properties of this probl...
Chung-Wei Lin, Shih-Lun Huang, Kai-Chi Hsu, Meng-X
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TCAD
Authors Chung-Wei Lin, Shih-Lun Huang, Kai-Chi Hsu, Meng-Xiang Lee, Yao-Wen Chang
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