Automating Complex Circuit Checking Tasks

Automating Complex Circuit Checking Tasks
by SStalnaker on 09-20-2012 at 7:24 pm

By Hend Wagieh, Mentor Graphics

At advanced IC technology nodes, circuit designers are now encountering problems such as reduced voltage supply headroom, increased wiring parasitic resistance (Rp) and capacitance (Cp), more restrictive electromigration (EM) rules, latch-up, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage,… Read More


PathFinder webinar: Full-chip ESD Integrity and Macro-level Dynamic ESD

PathFinder webinar: Full-chip ESD Integrity and Macro-level Dynamic ESD
by Paul McLellan on 08-01-2011 at 10:00 am

The PathFinder webinar will be at 11am Pacific time on Thursday 4th August. It will be conducted by Karthik Srinivasan, Senior Applications Engineer at Apache Design Solutions. Mr. Srinivasan has over four years of experience in the EDA industry, focusing on die, system, and cross-domain analysis. His professional interests… Read More


Low Power Webinar Series

Low Power Webinar Series
by Paul McLellan on 07-08-2011 at 4:57 pm

At DAC 2011 in San Diego, Apache gave many product presentations. Of course not everyone could make DAC or could make all the presentations in which they were interested. So from mid-July until mid-August these presentations will be given as webinars. Details, and links for registration, are here on the Apache website.

The seminars… Read More


Analyzing and Planning Electro-static Discharge (ESD) Protection

Analyzing and Planning Electro-static Discharge (ESD) Protection
by Paul McLellan on 05-23-2011 at 5:00 am

ESD has historically been a big problem analyzed with ad-hoc approaches. As explained earlier, this is no longer an adequate way to plan nor signoff ESD protection.

Pathfinder is the first full-chip comprehensive ESD planning and verification solution. It is targeted to address limitations in today’s methodologies.… Read More


Electro-static Discharge (ESD)

Electro-static Discharge (ESD)
by Paul McLellan on 05-18-2011 at 4:26 pm

Electro-static discharge (ESD) has been a problem since the beginning of IC production. Chips function on power supplies of up to a few volts (depending on the era) whereas ESD voltages are measured in the thousands of volts. When you reach out for your car door handle and a spark jumps across, that is ESD. If you were touching a chip… Read More