UC Benchmark Suite for Gate Sizing

Last Modified: September 6, 2011

Andrew B. Kahng, Seokhyeong Kang, Jingwei Lu (UCSD)

Puneet Gupta, John Lee, Santiago Mok, XinHeng Huang (UCLA)


The sizing problem in VLSI design seeks to tune the circuit parameters (i.e., gate width, gate length and threshold voltage) to optimize a tradeoff of speed, area and power of circuit. Many gate-sizing heuristics have been proposed over the past two decades, but research has suffered from the lack of any systematic way of assessing the quality of the proposed algorithms.

This benchmark suite includes (i) benchmark testcases (libraries, netlists and timing constraints), (ii) leakage power optimizers from UCSD/UCLA and (iii) results for the benchmark testcases. With the provided testcases and evaluation results, systematic and quantitative comparisons will be possible for other existing or newly proposed gate-sizing algorithms.



This benchmark suite is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • NSF CCF-{0811866, 0811832}: "Research on Benchmarking and Robustness of VLSI Sizing Optimizations" PIs: Andrew B. Kahng (UCSD) and Puneet Gupta (UCLA)

UCLA research for gate sizing can be found in this link: Robustness and Benchmarking of Gate Sizing

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