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Floor plan (floorplan, floor-plan) in its original meaning is an architecture term, a diagram of a room, a building, or a level (floor) of a building as if seen from the above (i.e. a map). It can be considered a type of blueprint.
The term may be used not only in pure architectural meaning. For example, it may denote the arrangement of the displayed objects at the exhibition, ar an arrangement of the exhibitor booths.
Similarly, in semiconductor device design, a floorplan of an integrated circuit is a diagram of the actual placement of its major components within the chip area. The image below is a mock chip floorplan, shown in a VLSI layout editor window.
See also: Floorplanning .
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