Priority scheduling in digital microfluidics-based biochips

Andrew J. Ricketts, Kevin Irick, N. Vijaykrishnan, Mary Jane Irwin

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Discrete droplet digital microfluidics-based biochips face problems similar to that in other VLSI CAD systems, but with new constraints and interrelations. We focus on one such problem of resource constrained scheduling for digital microfluidic biochips. Since the problem is NP-complete, finding the optimal solution is a very time expensive task. We propose a hybrid priority scheduling algorithm solution directly applicable to digital microfluidics with the potential to yield near optimal schedules in the general case in a very short time. Furthermore we propose the use of configurable detectors that allow for even more improved system performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE'06
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)3981080114, 9783981080117
StatePublished - 2006
EventDesign, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE'06 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Mar 6 2006Mar 10 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings -Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE
ISSN (Print)1530-1591


OtherDesign, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE'06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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