Analyzing Clocks at 7nm and Smaller Nodes

Analyzing Clocks at 7nm and Smaller Nodes
by Daniel Payne on 10-04-2022 at 10:00 am

Aging Clock

In the good old days the clock signal looked like a square wave , and had a voltage swing of 5 volts, however with 7nm technology the clock signals can now look more like a sawtooth signal and may not actually reach the full Vdd value of 0.65V inside the core of a chip. I’ll cover some of the semiconductor market trends, and then challenges… Read More


Methodology to Minimize the Impact of Duty Cycle Distortion in Clock Distribution Networks

Methodology to Minimize the Impact of Duty Cycle Distortion in Clock Distribution Networks
by Kalar Rajendiran on 09-26-2022 at 6:00 am

Figure Gate Failing to Reach 1.1V

Synchronous circuits dominate the electronic world because clocking eases the design of circuits compared to asynchronous circuits. At the same time, clocking also introduces its share of challenges to overcome. No wonder, a tremendous amount of time and effort have been spent over the years on developing and implementing … Read More


WEBINAR: Challenges in analyzing High Performance clocks at 7nm and below process nodes

WEBINAR: Challenges in analyzing High Performance clocks at 7nm and below process nodes
by Daniel Nenni on 05-10-2022 at 6:00 am

Clock analysis rail to rail

Proper clock functionality and performance are essential for SoC operation. Static timing analysis (STA) tools have served well for verifying clocks, yet with new advanced process nodes, lower operating voltages, higher clock speeds and higher reliability requirements, STA tools alone can’t perform the kinds of analysis… Read More


WEBINAR: Overcome Aging Issues in Clocks at Sub-10nm Designs

WEBINAR: Overcome Aging Issues in Clocks at Sub-10nm Designs
by Daniel Nenni on 03-25-2022 at 8:00 am

Infinisim Webinar

We all know that designers work hard to reach design closure on SOC designs. However, what gets less attention from consumers is the effort that goes into ensuring that these chips will be fully operational and meeting timing specs over their projected lifetime. Of course, this is less important for chips used in devices with projected… Read More


White Paper: A Closer Look at Aging on Clock Networks

White Paper: A Closer Look at Aging on Clock Networks
by Tom Simon on 01-02-2022 at 6:00 am

Transistor Aging

We all know that designers work hard to reach design closure on SOC designs. However, what gets less attention from consumers is the effort that goes into ensuring that these chips will be fully operational and meeting timing specs over their projected lifetime. Of course, this is less important for chips used in devices with projected… Read More


Live 58th Design Automation Conference Coverage!

Live 58th Design Automation Conference Coverage!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-05-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Shushana Friday Harbor San Juan Islands

My beautiful first mate and I will be together at DAC this year. Her first DAC was 1985 in Las Vegas and we lived happily ever after. SemiWiki bloggers Tom Dillinger and Daniel Payne will also be at DAC attending sessions and meeting with exhibiting companies to learn and blog about the latest innovations inside the semiconductor … Read More