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AMD Physical Design Engineer Interview Question

I interviewed in New York, NY and was asked:
"How to estimate the power consumption and and area of a given design in limited time(e.g one week)?"
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Count the number of gates, then multiply this by average gate area in the technology.
Figure out if the design is connectivity limited. If yes more area is required. Also if there are certain memory elements register files etc. those need special consideration. If LO not available for them one can look at a similar implementation and extrapolate or interpolate.
- Gabi on Feb 5, 2013 Flag Response

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