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Panagiotis Oikonomou, Maria G Koziri, Antonios N Dadaliaris, Yannis Hatzaras, Evangelia Nerantzaki, Georgios I Stamoulis
Proceedings of the SouthEast European Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Social Media Conference
Publication year: 2016

Abstract In cell placement a number of cells with rectangular shapes, must be placed inside
a chip area so that no cells overlap and a target function is optimized. In standard cell
placement all rectangles have the same width and the chip area is split into rows of
equivalent width. Cells must be placed inside rows without overlaps and without exceeding
row boundaries. A final solution is obtained using at least two stages. In the first stage, often
called global placement, cells are distributed so as to optimize the target function. This