IC Validator Programmable EERC Netlist Domain Checking Technology


Traditional visual inspection or manual checking for electrical rule compliance is both time consuming and error prone. A new, comprehensive reliability solution is needed to reduce time to market, improve reliability and ensure longer device operation. This paper introduces IC Validator programmable Extended Electrical Rule Checking (EERC) and categorizes electrical rule checking (ERC) into th... » read more

Verifying Your Intent


By Ann Steffora Mutschler Design rule checking (DRC), layout versus schematic (LVS) and electrical rule checking (ERC) are physical verification techniques that are mandatory today to check a design and its structures before manufacturing. Checking electrical characteristics of a design is one thing. Verifying power intent is quite another. And the overlap of the two is an intriguing con... » read more