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Modern VLSI Design: IP-Based Design, Fourth Edition by Wayne Wolf

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7Floorplanning

Highlights:

Floorplanning styles and methodology.Global routing.Clock distribution.Power distribution.Packaging and pads.

A slicable floorplan (Figure 7-8).

A slicable floorplan (Figure 7-8).

7.1 Introduction

In the last chapter we built architectures from fairly abstract components. This chapter looks at the chip in more detail. We will assume that the block diagram is fixed; now we will study chip-level layout and circuit design. The size of the design problem requires us to develop different methods than we used to design the layout for a single NAND gate. But the basic objectives—area, delay, power—are still the same.

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