cell libraries

May 30, 2014

How the right DFY flow enhances performance and profit

'Design for yield' is a familiar term, but the challenges in today's increasingly large projects make a refresher on what it offers particularly timely.
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April 3, 2014
Joe Kwan is the Product Marketing Manager for Calibre LFD and Calibre DFM Services at Mentor Graphics.

Standard cell IP must pass the litho-friendly routing test

Lithography is only just beginning to play a role in cell IP selection but early analysis already matters.
January 13, 2014
Multiple patterning is causing issues with access to standard-cell pins in nanometer processes

Cell pin access

Increasingly complex design rules in 14nm and 16nm make it harder to connect local routing to the inputs and outputs (pins) of standard cells.
September 24, 2013

Accelerating process migration in advanced ASIC design at Bull

How the HPC company used Synopsys' Lynx Design System to standardise its flow and simplify migration to the next node.
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August 25, 2013
Tim Whitfield, director of engineering, ARM Taiwan

Proving the 20nm ecosystem with the ARM Mali GPU

What ARM learnt when it ran a Mali GPU-based test chip through a Synopsys tool flow onto a TSMC 20nm process
August 23, 2011

Addressing SoC performance challenges in advanced deep-submicron CMOS processes

The article describes a novel optimization approach that extends leading methodologies to improve performance, power and area. It is based on a pre-generated cell library that extends commercially available foundry libraries and couples it with novel logic optimization to aim for the delivery of near full-custom performance levels. The approach assesses the gate-level netlist generated [...]
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June 1, 2010

Application-specific library subsetting

The limited cell count of standard cell libraries is restricting the performance that designs can achieve without resorting to expensive and time-consuming techniques. This article describes the addition of extended cell libraries and novel synthesis tools to a traditional RTL-to-GDSII flow in a new methodology that helps to overcome this performance brake. The technique is [...]
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March 1, 2009

Rapid design flows for advanced technology pathfinding

The paper describes several innovative modifications to standard design flows that enable new device technologies to be rapidly assessed at the system level. Cell libraries from these rapid flows are employed by a design flow description language (PSYCHIC) for the exploration of highly speculative ‘what if’ scenarios. These rapid design flows are used to explore […]

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March 1, 2006

ARM and the man

When microprocessor core developer ARM started in a barn outside Cambridge, England, just over fifteen years ago, odds were against it making a global impact. The team of “12 engineers and me”, as then CEO and now chairman Sir Robin Saxby puts it, “had no patents, a working prototype and £1.75m of cash.” Without the […]

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