Table of Contents
VLSI Design
Volume 2014, Article ID 698041, 5 pages
Research Article

Engineering Change Orders Design Using Multiple Variables Linear Programming for VLSI Design

Department of Electronic Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei 10608, Taiwan

Received 7 June 2014; Accepted 18 July 2014; Published 24 August 2014

Academic Editor: Chih-Cheng Lu

Copyright © 2014 Yu-Cheng Fan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An engineering change orders design using multiple variable linear programming for VLSI design is presented in this paper. This approach addresses the main issues of resource between spare cells and target cells. We adopt linear programming technique to plan and balance the spare cells and target cells to meet the new specification according to logic transformation. The proposed method solves the related problem of resource for ECO problems and provides a well solution. The scheme shows new concept to manage the spare cells to meet possible target cells for ECO research.