Journal of Computer Science and Technology

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 231–236 | Cite as

Crosstalk-Aware Routing Resource Assignment

  • Hai-Long YaoEmail author
  • Yi-Ci Cai
  • Qiang Zhou
  • Xian-Long Hong


Crosstalk noise is one of the emerging issues in deep sub-micrometer technology which causes many undesired effects on the circuit performance. In this paper, a Crosstalk-Aware Routing Resource Assignment (CARRA) algorithm is proposed, which integrates the routing layers and tracks to address the crosstalk noise issue during the track/layer assignment stage. The CARRA problem is formulated as a weighted bipartite matching problem and solved using the linear assignment algorithm. The crosstalk risks between nets are represented by an undirected graph and the maximum number of the concurrent crosstalk risking nets is computed as the max clique of the graph. Then the nets in each max clique are assigned to disadjacent tracks. Thus the crosstalk noise can be avoided based on the clique concept. The algorithm is tested on IBM benchmarks and the experimental results show that it can improve the final routing layout a lot with little loss of the completion rate.


crosstalk interconnect physical design routing track/layer assignment VLSI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hai-Long Yao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yi-Ci Cai
    • 1
  • Qiang Zhou
    • 1
  • Xian-Long Hong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingP.R. China

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