Routing-based synthesis for digital microfluidic biochips yields faster assay execution times compared to module-based synthesis. We show that routing-based synthesis can lead to deadlocks and livelocks in specific cases, and that dynamically detecting them and adjusting the probabilities associated with different droplet movements can alleviate the situation. We also introduce methods to improve the efficiency of wash droplet routing during routing-based synthesis, and to support non-reconfigurable modules, such as integrated heaters and detectors. We obtain increases in success rates when dealing with resource-constrained chips and reductions in average assay execution time.
|Journal||I E E E Transactions on Computer - Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Digital microfluidic biochip (DMFB)
- Routing-based synthesis
- Wash droplets