M. Samaranayake

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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Publications (5)0 Total impact

  • Meththa Samaranayake, Helen Ji
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    ABSTRACT: Macro cells are used more and more in current designs as they provide the benefit of reusability directly resulting in the decrease in design time and cost. However, there lies a gap in the EDA industry for macro-cell placement tools. This chapter looks at the implementation of a force-directed macro-cell placement tool that is developed to target the gap in industry. KeywordsMacro-cell-placement-force directed-EDA-graph drawing
    04/2010: pages 105-115;
  • Meththa Samaranayake, Helen Ji
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    ABSTRACT: This paper looks at developing a module placement algorithm by combining two well known force-directed graph drawing algorithms. It is in answer to the current gap of module placement tools within the electronic design automation community that this research is carried out. Whilst previous work has provided an introduction to the basis of the module placement flow followed by the authors, in this work, the additional feature of using pins to determine the placement has been looked into. Experimentation has shown that introduction of pins helps to generate better placements than without.
    01/2010;
  • M. Samaranayake, H. Ji, J. Ainscough
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a module placement tool developed by combining two well-known force directed algorithms. Even with the increase of usage of modules within designs, the industry holds a gap for module placement tools. Experimentation has shown that comparable results were achieved by the force-directed algorithms to that of current academic placement tools.
    Signals, Circuits and Systems (SCS), 2009 3rd International Conference on; 12/2009
  • M. Samaranayake, H. Ji, J. Ainscough
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents the idea of using a combination of force-directed graph drawing algorithms for the basis of a module placement tool. Even with the increase of usage of modules within designs, the industry holds a gap for module placement tools. Direct experimentation has shown that comparable placement topologies were achieved by the force-directed algorithms to that of current academic placement tools.
    Research in Microelectronics and Electronics, 2009. PRIME 2009. Ph.D.; 08/2009
  • M. Samaranayake, H. Ji, J. Ainscough
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    ABSTRACT: Graph drawing is one of the most straightforward methods of representing a network. This paper would like to explore the possibility of modifying existing graph drawing algorithms for the purpose of module placement. Possible changes and results of those changes are discussed, as well as a performance comparison with a leading academic placement tool.
    Signals, Circuits and Systems, 2009. ISSCS 2009. International Symposium on; 08/2009

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  • 2009–2010
    • Manchester Metropolitan University
      Manchester, England, United Kingdom