Incremental placement and global routing algorithm for field-programmable gate arrays

Nozomu Togawa, Kayoko Hagi, Masao Yanagisawa, Tatsuo Ohtsuki

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Abstract

Rapid system prototyping is one of the main applications for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). At the stage of rapid system prototyping, design specifications can often be changed since they cannot always be determined completely. In this paper, layout design change is focused on and a layout reconfiguration algorithm is proposed for FPGAs. In layout reconfiguration, the main problem is to add LUTs to initial layouts. Our algorithm consists of two steps: For given placement and global routing of LUTs, Step 1 places an added LUT with allowing that the position of the added LUT may overlap that of a preplaced LUT; Then Step 2 moves preplaced LUTs to their adjacent positions so that the overlap of the LUT positions can be resolved. Global routes are updated corresponding to reconfiguration of placement. The algorithm keeps routing congestion small by evaluating global routes directly both in Steps 1 and 2. Especially in Step 2, if the minimum number of preplaced LUTs are moved to their adjacent positions, our algorithm minimizes routing congestion. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages519-526
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1998 3rd Conference of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation (ASP-DAC '98) - Yokohama, Jpn
Duration: 1998 Feb 101998 Feb 13

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 3rd Conference of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation (ASP-DAC '98)
CityYokohama, Jpn
Period98/2/1098/2/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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