Clock Tree Synthesis in ASIC Back-end Design
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- clock tree synthesis (CTS); clock skew; clock closure; clock cell area
Based on the Synopsys physical design tool IC Compiler, taking the design of BES6799 chip under SMIC 0.18 m Logic 1P5M process as an example, this paper analyzed and compared the clock skew and clock cell area of clock trees which are built by three methods, such as inserting inverter, buffer, combination of both. It was found that the clock tree completed with buffers has a better clock skew and the clock cell areas are almost the same. So buffer is selected as the clock delay cell to build clock tree. In order to further reduce the clock skew and then make timing closure, the clock tree synthesis method which the important clocks are synthesized first is proposed. It was shown that the method can effectively reduce the clock skew and clock cell area. Based on the above methods, the chip was finally taped out in SMIC.
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TY - CONF AU - Hongyan CHAI AU - Peiyuan WAN AU - Yue MA PY - 2017/07 DA - 2017/07 TI - Clock Tree Synthesis in ASIC Back-end Design BT - Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Electronic Industry and Automation (EIA 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 164 EP - 167 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/eia-17.2017.35 DO - 10.2991/eia-17.2017.35 ID - CHAI2017/07 ER -