Smart Non-Default Routing for Clock Power Reduction

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Smart Non-Default Routing for
Clock Power Reduction
Andrew B. Kahng , Seokhyeong Kang,
Hyein Lee
DAC’13
Outline
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Introduction
Problem Formulation
Algorithm
Implementation Flow
Experimental Results
Conclusions
Introduction
• non-default routing rules (NDRs) have become
an integral element of clock tree synthesis
(CTS) methodology as a means of reducing
electromigration (EM) violations and delay
variations.
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction
Problem Formulation
Problem Formulation
• RC modeling of wire is given by Equation (2),
where le , we and se are the length, width and
spacing of edge e, respectively.
Problem Formulation
Problem Formulation
• We use the Elmore delay model [8] to
calculate the delay of clock tree.
Problem Formulation
• For wire slew calculation, we apply the PERI
model [10]. The slew at node v, where s is the
clock source.
Problem Formulation
• The skew constraint should be checked for all
pairs of source-to sink timing paths with the
upper bound Uk.
Problem Formulation
• For EM constraints, we use a simplified IRMS
model derived from Black’s Equation [12].
Algorithm-Iterative LP
Algorithm
Algorithm
Implementation Flow
Experimental Results
• We use the Synopsys 32/28nm PDK cell library
• We synthesize the designs using Synopsys
Design Compiler vF-2011.09
• place-and-route with Cadence Encounter DIS
v10.1
• We solve the wire sizing problem formulated
above using Mathworks MATLAB R2012b
Experimental Results
Experimental Results
Experimental Results
Conclusions
• In this work, we have assessed the potential
for capacitance and power reduction from
“smart NDRs” that substitute narrower-width
NDRs for selected clock segments while
maintaining all skew, slew, insertion delay and
EM reliability criteria.

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