DFM

June 9, 2020
place and route in design automated hotspot fixing

How to achieve fast, automated, sign-off verification of DFM hotspot fixes in P&R

A collaboration between GlobalFoundries and Mentor has resulted in an innovative in-design fixing strategy across markets such as IoT, mobile, RF, graphics and networking.
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May 7, 2020
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Keep chip designs on the level with CMP simulation and dummy fill optimization

This case study shows how rising CMP simulation quality can be leveraged to detect the position and type of planarity hotspots before manufacture and verify the planarity of a layout.
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March 17, 2020
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How MaxLinear got faster signoff DRC while optimizing reliability and manufacturability

The RF and AMS specialist turned to design software that allowed it to run design checks during place and route.
January 19, 2020

How to build your GDS to OASIS conversion flow

Master the three prerequisites of format translation and chose the right one from the various translation strategies.
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September 13, 2019
John Blyler is a Consulting Editor of Tech Design Forum and the Editor-in-Chief of Interference Technology. He spent the first half of his career as a hardware-system systems engineer and program managerand the second half as a technology journalist, science writer and educator. John is an affiliate professor of systems engineering at Portland State University and lecturer for UC-Irvine’s online IoT program.

AI firsts (and more) at America’s SEMICON

SEMICON West showed a distinct thematic shift away from preserving Moore's Law to assessing the architectural implications of AI, as EDA was brought into the event.
July 27, 2019

Optimize your database with duplicate data deletion

Whether you use OASIS or GDSII, unwanted duplicate cells can make their way into the final SoC database. Learn how to remove them.
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May 21, 2019
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Preparing for success at the next node with Calibre

How Mentor develops and works with partners to prepare each version of its Calibre DFM platform to be ready for the introduction of each new process node.
April 15, 2019
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How critical area analysis improves yield

CAA is a valuable tool available to both design engineers and foundries to help them avoid layout-dependent effects during manufacturing.
March 25, 2019
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Use evolving DRC to automate high-voltage and multi-power domain verification

Automated voltage-aware DRC addresses the reliability verification challenges in today’s high-voltage and multiple power domain applications.
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March 13, 2019
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Validating on-chip variation: Is your library’s LVF data correct?

Machine learning techniques help ensure the validity of Liberty Variation Format information for OCV analysis at lower process nodes.

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