Chapter 13. Technology Mapping

Jason CongDepartment of Computer ScienceCalifornia NanoSystems InstituteUniversity of California–Los Angeles

Peichen PanMagma Design Automation, Inc.

Technology mapping is an essential step in an field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design flow. It is the process of converting a network of technology-independent logic gates into a network comprising logic cells on the target FPGA device. Technology mapping has a significant impact on the quality of the final FPGA implementation.

Technology-mapping algorithms have been proposed for optimizing area [29, 36, 58, 65], timing [9, 12, 13, 19, 21, 37, 58], power [2, 8, 34, 45, 52, 71], and routability [3, 67]. Mapping algorithms can be classified into those for general networks ...

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