sedes PATMOS'97 
Seventh International Workshop Program 
Université Catholique de Louvain 
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
September 8-10, 1997 

11.2 A Wire Capacitance Estimation Technique for Power Consuming Interconnections at high levels of abstraction ",Atila Alvandpour and Christer Svensson - Electronic Devices, IFM, Linköping University. S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden

Abstract: A new wire estimation technique is presented. It utilizes the topology of the netlist and is sensitive to the actual design. It has the unique quality to estimate the length of every power consuming interconnection individually. Compared to other wire length estimation techniques which use average or total wire length, the result of the new technique shows a strong correlation with the result of "real" automatic placement and route tools. Hence it can estimate a reasonable wire capacitance for each interconnection. The individual wire lengths, combined with individual node activities, are essential for an accurate power estimation.

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