Foundry Partnership Simplifies Design for Reliability

Foundry Partnership Simplifies Design for Reliability
by Bernard Murphy on 06-14-2018 at 7:00 am

This builds on a couple of topics I have covered for quite a while from an analysis point of view – integrity and reliability. The power distribution network and some other networks like clock trees are particularly susceptible to both IR-drop and electromigration (EM) problems. The first can lead to intermittent timing failures,… Read More


Meeting DFM Challenges with Hierarchical Fill Data Insertion

Meeting DFM Challenges with Hierarchical Fill Data Insertion
by Tom Dillinger on 10-11-2015 at 12:00 pm

To describe the latest methodology for the addition of Design for Manufacturability fill shapes to design layout data, it’s appropriate to borrow a song title from Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A Changin’. The new technical requirements are best summarized as: “The goal is now to add as much fill as possible, which (ideally) looksRead More