(19)
(11)EP 4 235 483 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
04.10.2023 Bulletin 2023/40

(43)Date of publication A2:
30.08.2023 Bulletin 2023/35

(21)Application number: 23179297.9

(22)Date of filing:  26.10.2017
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G06F 30/39(2020.01)
G06F 115/08(2020.01)
H01L 23/528(2006.01)
G06F 119/06(2020.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
G06F 2115/08; G06F 30/39; G06F 2119/06; H01L 23/5286
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 18.11.2016 US 201662424289 P
14.02.2017 US 201715432431

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
17797218.9 / 3542286

(71)Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
San Diego, CA 92121-1714 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • CHUNG, Joon Hyung
    San Diego, 92121 (US)
  • POPOVICH, Mikhail
    San Diego, 92121 (US)
  • REDDY, Gudoor
    San Diego, 92121 (US)

(74)Representative: Wimmer, Hubert 
Wagner & Geyer Partnerschaft mbB Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Gewürzmühlstrasse 5
80538 München
80538 München (DE)

  


(54)ADAPTIVE MULTI-TIER POWER DISTRIBUTION GRIDS FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS


(57) The place and route stage for a hard macro including a plurality of tiles is modified so that some of the tiles are assigned a more robust power-grid tier and so that others ones of the tiles are assigned a less robust power-grid tier.







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