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Stratus: A procedural circuit description language based upon Python

Abstract : In this paper we present the language Stratus dedicated to the parametrized generation of VLSI modules. Stratus extends the Python language with a set of methods and functions for the procedural generation of netlist and layout views of structured cell based designs. It also provides a programming framework for the development of various optimization techniques that can be applied during module generation. From the designer's point of view, Stratus takes full advantage of Python: a portable, interpretative, easy to learn and object-oriented language. Stratus is the design capture component of the open-source academic physical synthesis platform Coriolis, based upon the Hurricane C++ integrated data-base, which provides both C++ and Python high level APIs. Stratus extends this Python API, and allows the designer to use both low level and high level placement, global routing and detailed routing directives.
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Sophie Belloeil, Damien Dupuis, Christian Masson, Jean-Paul Chaput, Habib Mehrez. Stratus: A procedural circuit description language based upon Python. ICM International Conference on Microelectronics, Dec 2007, Cairo, Egypt. pp.275-278, ⟨10.1109/ICM.2007.4497707⟩. ⟨hal-01305970⟩



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