By Craig Davidson
Owen and Duncan are early life pals who've grown up in picturesque Niagara Falls--known to them via the grittier identify Cataract urban. because the recognize good, there's extra to the bordertown than meets the attention: in the back of the gaudy storefronts and sidewalk owners, previous the hawkers of vacationer T-shirts and inexpensive souvenirs stay the true those who scrape jointly a residing via toiling on the Bisk, the neighborhood cookie manufacturing unit. after which there are the really determined, people who find themselves interested in the borderline and an international of dog-racing, bare-knuckle battling, and night-time smuggling.
Owen and Duncan imagine they're varied: either dream of break out, a longing made extra pressing by way of a near-death incident in formative years that sealed their bond. yet in maturity their paths diverge, and as Duncan, the fewer privileged, falls deep into the town's underworld, he and Owen turn into reluctant adversaries at contrary ends of the legislations. At stake isn't just survival and get away, yet a lifelong friendship which can basically be damaged at an unthinkable fee.
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Lee et al.  recently addressed the problem of simultaneously performing redundant-via insertion and line-end extension in the post-routing stage under via-density consideration. Via-density rules constrain the maximum and minimum numbers of vias in each layout area of a predefined size. A twostage approach was proposed to solve this problem. In the first stage, the approach ignores the maximum via density rule and tries to insert redundant vias and line-end extended vias as many as possible.
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A voltage or a current change on one wire can thus interfere with the signal on the other wire. Crosstalk is an unwanted variation which makes the behavior of a manufactured circuit deviate from the expected response. The deleterious influences of crosstalk can be classified into two categories. One is malfunctioning, which makes the logic values of circuit nodes differ from what we desire; the other is timing change, which is caused by switching behavior. Therefore, in addition to routability and timing performance, an effective nanometer router must have the ability and the authority to enact wire spacing, layer switching, net reordering, and parallel wire reduction to correct crosstalk issues in routing (see Figure 3-1).