ALLCN: An Automatic Logic-to-Layout Tool for Carbon Nanotube Based Nanotechnology

Wei Zhang, Niraj K. Jha

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Abstract

Since rapid progress has been made in device improvement and integration of small carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs) circuits, the time has come for developing computer-aided design (CAD) methodologies and tools for the design of larger CNFET circuits. In this paper, we present the first automatic logic-to-layout (ALLCN) tool for CNFET circuits. The main purpose of this work is to bridge the wide gap that currently exists between research on the development of nanoscale devices and design tools for such devices. ALLCN is built on top of existing CAD tools including Magic, TimberWolf and YACR. It can automatically generate a CNFET circuit layout from a logic implementation and then perform circuit extraction from the physical layout for SPICE simulation. Experiments were performed with various MCNC benchmarks and logic blocks. Their performance, area and power are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2005 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design
Subtitle of host publicationVLSI in Computers and Processors, ICCD 2005
Pages281-288
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors, ICCD 2005 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 2 2005Oct 5 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)1063-6404

Other

Other2005 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors, ICCD 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period10/2/0510/5/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Zhang, W., & Jha, N. K. (2005). ALLCN: An Automatic Logic-to-Layout Tool for Carbon Nanotube Based Nanotechnology. In Proceedings - 2005 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors, ICCD 2005 (pp. 281-288). [1524166] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCD.2005.21