An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Integrated Circuit Floorplanning

  • Marwan A. Jabri

Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Marwan A. Jabri
    Pages 1-8
  3. Marwan A. Jabri
    Pages 9-31
  4. Marwan A. Jabri
    Pages 89-112
  5. Marwan A. Jabri
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 117-150

About this book


In 1984, while I was following his postgraduate course on VLSI design, my supervisor Dr. David Skellern, asked me if I was interested in investigating intelligent approaches to automatic Ie floorplanning. He told me then: "a circuit that works always looks nice, has a clever data and control flow. A fast way to look at students' Ie projects is by looking at their fioorplans.". Later, I took a course on Knowledge Engineering (KE) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Professor John Gero, who encouraged me to investigate this area of design automation. The resources for such development were really poor at IS&E as KE was a relatively new field of research in Australia at that time. \'Vhatever the difficulties (a good programmmer never blames his tools as David Skellern used to tell me), I undertook the investigation of Knowledge-Based approaches to Ie ftoor­ planning as my PhD thesis subject with the help of my supervisor and John Gero and the encouragement of all researchers at IS&E , who provided an exciting environment for my research. This volume reports the results of my research during 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987. The voulme deals with Ie ftoorplanning from four perspectives: floorplanning strategy, Knowledge Engineering in the Ie domain, the development of knowledge-based fioorplan­ ning processes and new floorplanning algorithms for use in the overall strategy.


CAD Computer Aided Design Fertigungslauf Fertigungsplanung Global Routing Rechnergestützte Konstruktion algorithms architecture artificial intelligence automation floorplanning inference engine knowledge knowledge representation optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Marwan A. Jabri
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems Engineering & Design Automation Laboratory School of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53958-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84489-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0176-5035
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