Accelerating Monte Carlo Simulations For Faster Statistical Variation Analysis, Debugging, And Signoff Of Circuit Functionality

Over the years, semiconductor process nodes have been scaled aggressively, with device dimensions now approaching below 5nm. This, along with lower device operating voltages and currents, has allowed modern integrated circuits (ICs) and system-on-chip (SoC) designs to integrate more devices in a smaller chip area without compromising on lower power consumption and optimal performance. However, ... » read more

Customization, Heterogenous Integration, And Brute Force Verification

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss why new approaches are required for heterogeneous designs, with Bari Biswas, senior vice president for the Silicon Realization Group at Synopsys; John Lee, general manager and vice president of the Ansys Semiconductor business unit; Michael Jackson, corporate vice president for R&D at Cadence; Prashant Varshney, head of product for Microsoft Azu... » read more