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Automatic Generation of Cell Based structured CIM Macros
TimeWednesday, July 13th6pm - 7pm PDT
LocationLevel 2 Lobby
Event Type
Networking Reception
Work-in-Progress Poster
DescriptionRegularity can be exploited to efficiently describe, place and route logic blocks with a repetitive structure. We present a design methodology to automatically generate regular, standard-cell based designs which can be seamlessly integrated into a traditional digital flow in commercial EDA software. The flow takes a description of a regular design as an input and generates netlist, placement, constraints, routing, initial parasistics estimates and timing information. We show that, in example designs, the run-time of EDA tooling is up to 2.5x faster, reduces the critical path by 47%, reduces the metal utilization by 45\% and achieves a utilization of 93%.