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  • Extreme DA at DAC

    Over the lunch hour on Tuesday at DAC I met with Emre Tuncer, VP – Product Engineering & Applications and heard about extraction and timing analysis.


    Tsmc versus fabclub-extreme-da-flow.jpg

    GoldX – parasitic extractor. Fast extractor, recently announced, all new technology, early customer adoption. One customer deploying it in 40nm, soon to be 28nm.
    - Sold stand alone.
    - Fast run times.
    - Scalability, more cores better speed.
    - Within 2% of a 3D field solvers on average. Mean is 1.5%, sigma is 1%.
    - SPF timing differences are within 5ps.
    - Cell-based extractor (not transistor level tool, stay tuned for device extraction)
    - Extract each block, then stitch SPF files together at the top level
    Focus –static timing analysis (Engine is statistical), reduce the turn around time, less pessimistic models (less fixing).
    TSMC – Gold Time is endorsed for Reference Flow (Statistical Timer).
    Prime Time, why switch ?
    - Faster turn around time
    - As good or better than SPICE accuracy
    - Better reductions than Prime Time, reduce the amount of pessimism

    Gold Time – out for awhile now, OCV is important and short turn around times
    - Broadcomm
    - Qualcomm
    - Xilinx
    - Not working as closely with Common Platform partners yet, mostly TSMC
    - Quick run times using efficiency, MT

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