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  • 7 facts every designer should understand about spice simulators Keywords: SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis), Circuit Simulation, SPICE performance, SPICE capacity, SPICE accuracy, SPICE DC convergence Category: SPICE simulation It has been almost five decades since Laurence ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 9:23 AM by Rohit Sharma
  • Is charge sharing silently killing your design? Keywords: Charge sharing, Charge distribution, Charge redistribution, Operating frequency, Dynamic logic, Domino logic, Failure analysis, Circuit reliability, Circuit analysis, Circuit noise. Category: Static Design Analysis Introduction: Sharing is caring, unless ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2015, 9:21 AM by Rohit Sharma
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  • Characterizing MSP cells Keywords: level shifter, differential amplifier, ground level Category: VLSI characterization Introduction: Challenges of characterizing digital cells start to look easy in the face of mixed signal cells with parameters that ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2015, 3:43 PM by Rohit Sharma
  • Negative delays aren't so negative after all ! Keywords: Negative propagation delay, Standard cell delay, delay thresholds. Category: VLSI characterization Introduction You read the term "negative delay" and your engineer mind goes racing creating science fictions - time machine ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2015, 9:05 AM by Rohit Sharma
  • Demystifying Slew Derate Keywords: slew derate from library, slew rate (aka transition time, slope), LibertyTM Format, STA (Static Timing Analysis) Category: VLSI characterization Introduction Typically liberty library for process nodes below 40nm ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2014, 5:54 PM by Rohit Sharma
  • Can Your Methodology Survive FinFET Variability? Keywords: FinFET structure, 14nm, 16nm, FinFET characterization, CCS Variation, LibertyTM Format, STA (Static Timing Analysis) Category: VLSI characterization and variation What is FinFET? FinFET device is a three dimensional ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 1:03 PM by Rohit Sharma
  • Comparing NLDM And CCS delay models Related Blogs Characterization BookTranslating CCS timing model into ECSM timing model and vice-versa CCS Timing Model vs ECSM Timing Model Miller Capacitance Characterization Current Source Models: Historical Perspective ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2015, 8:25 PM by Rohit Sharma
  • Standard Cell Characterization What is cell characterization? Cell characterization is a process of analyzing a circuit using static and dynamic methods to generate models suitable for chip implementation flows. Why is cell characterization ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2014, 8:46 AM by Rohit Sharma
  • Miller Capacitance Characterization Keywords: cell characterization, input capacitance characterization What is miller capacitance? Simply put- miller capacitance is nothing but coupling capacitance between input and output of a circuit. This effect was first ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2014, 12:49 PM by Rohit Sharma
  • Translating CCS timing model into ECSM timing model and vice-versa keywords: CCS (Composite Current Source), ECSM (Effective Current Source Model), STA (Static Timing Analysis) Delay calculator of static timing analysis engine looks up CCS or ECSM timing models in liberty ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2014, 12:53 PM by Rohit Sharma
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