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Optimal sizing of high-speed clock networks based on distributed RC and lossy transmission line models

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Optimal sizing of high-speed clock networks based on distributed RC and lossy transmission line models
We have proposed an e cient measure to reduce the clock skew by assigning the clock network with variable branch widths. This measure has long been used for \H" clock tree. This paper formulates the optimal sizing of a general clock network as an optimization problem which minimizes the clock skew in a feasible set of widths. This feasible set of branch widths is decided by the process technology and routing resources. The skew minimization problem is turned into a least-squares estimation problem, and a modi ed Gauss-Marquardt's method is then used to determine the optimal widths of clock branches. This optimization method combines the best features of the methods based on Taylor series and methods based on gradients. An e cient algorithm is also proposed that assigns the good initial widths especially for a clock tree which let the later optimization process converge much more quickly. Our method is very exible and can handle the general clock network including loops. The ...
Qing Zhu, Wayne Wei-Ming Dai, Joe G. Xi
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Type Conference
Year 1993
Where ICCAD
Authors Qing Zhu, Wayne Wei-Ming Dai, Joe G. Xi
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