Fast estimation of area-delay trade-offs in circuit sizing

Shrirang K. Karandikar, Sachin S. Sapatnekar

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Appropriately sizing a circuit can improve its performance signicantly. However, this is a time consuming transform, and it is therefore difcult to compare different implementations of a circuit in terms of the cost overhead required for a particular delay target. This paper presents a fast estimator of the complete area-delay trade-off curve of a given circuit, allowing a designer to choose the most appropriate implementation for a given delay. We observe excellent delity with the actual area-delay curves (94.13% correct comparisons), with an average error of 5.76% in the area differences predicted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1465402
Pages (from-to)3575-3578
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005


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