Voltage island-driven floorplanning

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Voltage island-driven floorplanning
— Energy efficiency has become one of the most important issues to be addressed in today’s System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designs. One way to lower the power consumption is to reduce the supply voltage. Multi-supply voltage (MSV) is thus introduced to provide higher flexibility in controlling the power and performance trade-off. In regionbased MSV, circuits are partitioned into “voltage islands” where each island occupies a contiguous physical space and operates at one supply voltage. These tasks of island partitioning and voltage level assignments should be done simultaneously in the floorplanning process in order to take those important physical information into consideration. In this paper, we consider this core-based voltage island driven floorplanning problem including islands with power down mode, and propose a method to solve it. Given a candidate floorplan solution represented by a normalized Polish expression, we are able to obtain optimal voltage assignment and island pa...
Qiang Ma, Evangeline F. Y. Young
Added 16 Mar 2010
Updated 16 Mar 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Qiang Ma, Evangeline F. Y. Young
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