Proceedings of the Second Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (1992)
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Feb. 28, 1992 to Feb. 29, 1992
I. Ahmad , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Syracuse Univ., NY, USA
C.Y.R. Chen , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Syracuse Univ., NY, USA
Recently there has been a trend for the designer to group registers into register files for efficiently implementing large VLSI chips. Multiport memories provide an effective way for such an implementation. Interconnection minimization (such as multiplexers and tristate buffers) has become more difficult with the use of multiport memories. A heuristic is presented which performs functional units and connection allocation tasks simultaneously to get better results for application specific designs assuming that registers have already been grouped to multiport memories. Experiments on benchmarks show very promising results.<
circuit layout CAD, VLSI
I. Ahmad and C. Chen, "A heuristic for data path synthesis using multiport memories," Proceedings of the Second Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI(GLSV), Kalamazoo, MI, USA, , pp. 44-51.