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dc.contributor.advisorPan, David Z.en
dc.creatorCho, Minsik, 1976-en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T17:02:50Zen
dc.date.available2012-09-07T17:02:50Zen
dc.date.issued2008-08en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/17814en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe unabated silicon technology scaling makes design and manufacturing increasingly harder in nanometer VLSI. Emerging technologies on the horizon require strong design automation to handle the large complexity of future systems. This dissertation studies eight related research topics in design and manufacturing closure in nanometer VLSI as well as design optimization for emerging technologies from physical synthesis perspective. In physical synthesis for design closure, we study three research topics, which are key challenges in nanometer VLSI designs: (a) We propose a highly efficient floorplanning algorithm to minimize substrate noise for mixed-signal system-on-a-chip designs. (b) We propose a clock tree synthesis algorithm to reduce clock skew under thermal variation. (c) We develop a global router, BoxRouter to enhance routability which is one of the classic but still critical challenges in modern VLSI. In physical synthesis for manufacturing closure, we propose the first systematic manufacturability aware routing framework to address three key manufacturing challenges: (a) We develop a predictive chemical-mechanical polishing model to guide global routing in order to reduce surface topography variation. (b) We formulate a random defect minimize problem in track routing, and develop a highly efficient algorithm. (b) We propose a lithography enhancement technique during detailed routing based on statistical and macro-level Post-OPC printability prediction. Regarding design optimization of emerging technologies, we focus on two topics, one in double patterning technology for future VLSI fabrication and the other in microfluidics for biochips: (a) We claim double patterning should be considered during physical synthesis, and propose an effective double patterning technology aware detailed routing algorithm. (b) We propose a droplet routing algorithm to improve routability in digital microfluidic biochip design.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshIntegrated circuits--Very large scale integration--Design and constructionen
dc.subject.lcshAlgorithmsen
dc.subject.lcshSystems on a chip--Design and constructionen
dc.subject.lcshBiochips--Designen
dc.titlePhysical synthesis for nanometer VLSI and emerging technologiesen
dc.description.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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