Configurable analog routing methodology via technology and design constraint unification

Po Cheng Pan*, Hung-Ming Chen, Yi Kan Cheng, Jill Liu, Wei Yi Hu

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In this paper, we present a novel configurable analog routing methodology for more efficient analog layout automation. By the help of OpenAccess constraint group format, the technology process rules and analog layout design intention/constraints are unified through schematic level to layout level. In contrast to self-defined constraint format in prior arts, proposed approach manipulates the analog routing characteristic based on the unified constraints. In different circuit hierarchies defined by circuit designers or extracted by existing placement, the hierarchical structure is formed as specific analog layout constraint groups. This work efficiently facilitates analog routing strategy which honors the specific analog constraints. By practicing on an analog functional block of tsmc 40nm SoC design which guarantees to be legalized and satisfies required analog constraints by DRC/LVS and post-layout simulation respectively, the results in wire matching for signal integrity show that the different routing priority generated by our approach can have significant performance impact.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6386736
Pages (from-to)620-626
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event2012 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2012 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 5 Nov 20128 Nov 2012

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