An improved optimal algorithm for bubble-sorting-based non-Manhattan channel routing

Jin-Tai Yan
1999 IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems  
It is well known that a non-Manhattan channel router always uses fewer routing tracks than a Manhattan router in a channel. To our knowledge, for a bubble-sorting-based non-Manhattan channel routing (BSNMCR) problem, Chaudhary's O(kn 2 ) heuristic algorithm [8] and Chen's O(k 2 n) optimal algorithm [9] have been, respectively, proposed, where n is the number of terminals and k is the number of routing tracks in a channel. However, the time complexity of the two algorithms is in O(n 3 ) time in
more » ... he worst case. In this paper, based on optimalityoriented swap-direction selection in an optimal bubble-sorting solution, an improved optimal algorithm for a BSNMCR problem is proposed, and the time complexity of the proposed algorithm is proven to be in O(kn) time and in O(n 2 ) time in the worst case.
doi:10.1109/43.743726 fatcat:tvohybd6rrespkplym2ljloyze