Clock Distribution Network Building Algorithm For Multiple Ips In System On A Chip

Tan , Tze Liang (2017) Clock Distribution Network Building Algorithm For Multiple Ips In System On A Chip. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    In this project, an algorithm is proposed and developed to build the global CDN that is used to distribute the clocks to all partitions in the SoC using the channels available between partitions. The conventional method of building the global CDN involves manual interventions which decrease the global CDN building efficiency and increase the overall SoC design cycle. To solve this issue, an algorithm is proposed to automate the global CDN building process and at the same time obtain a balanced overall CDN not achieved by the conventional method. Other researches have proposed different CDN structures to simplify the design process but the proposals often sacrifice placement resources to achieve this. The algorithm first collects the partition clock latency numbers and other constraints needed as setup. When the setup is done, the global CDN is build and routed. The algorithm checks for clock skew and scenic routing issues before proceeding to shield the global CDN to prevent cross-talk issues. The algorithm is done when a final checking on the clock skew is done. The algorithm is tested on two different floorplans with varying size and available channels using three different clocks for each floorplan to ensure the accuracy of the algorithm. Finally, the global CDN build using the algorithm is evaluated based on the time needed to build the global CDN and the clock buffer numbers and areas used. The algorithm is shown to be able to reduce 50% of the global CDN design cycle and save 5% of clock buffer numbers and areas. The improvement achieved by the algorithm in this project shows the efficiency in designing the global CDN improved tremendously compared to conventional method.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical Engineering. Electronics. Nuclear Engineering > TK1-9971 Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
    Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraaan Elektrik & Elektronik (School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering) > Thesis
    Depositing User: Mr Mohd Fadli Abd Rahman
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 12:46
    Last Modified: 17 May 2018 11:10
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/39582

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