Secure Physical Design Roadmap Enabling End-To-End Trustworthy IC Design Flow

The FICS Research Institute (University of Florida) has published a new research paper titled "Secure Physical Design." This is the first and most comprehensive research work done in this area that requires significant attention from academia, industry, and government for ensuring trust in electronic design automation flow," said lead author Sukanta Dey. Abstract "An integrated circuit is s... » read more

A graph placement methodology for fast chip design

Abstract "Chip floorplanning is the engineering task of designing the physical layout of a computer chip. Despite five decades of research1, chip floorplanning has defied automation, requiring months of intense effort by physical design engineers to produce manufacturable layouts. Here we present a deep reinforcement learning approach to chip floorplanning. In under six hours, our method autom... » read more