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Using Symbolic Simulation For SRAM Redundancy Repair Verification


Innovations in Very Deep Sub-Micron technologies, such as the advent of three-dimensional FinFET transistor structures, have facilitated the implementation of very large embedded SRAM memories in System-on-Chip (SoC) designs to the point where they occupy the majority of the chip die area. To get maximum memory capacity on the smallest die area, SRAM bitcells are designed with the minimum possi... » read more

Leveraging Symbolic Simulations For IO Verification


IO libraries and interface IPs are an important part of any integrated circuit design that needs to communicate with the outside world or other integrated circuits. Interface IPs are the literal gatekeepers to the flow of logical and electrical information from one IC to another to form today’s complex computer systems, influencing almost every aspect of our lives these days. Interface IPs (e... » read more

Cell Library Verification Using Symbolic Simulation


Standard cell libraries have been a mainstay of chip design for many decades since the inception of logic synthesis and composition methodologies. Cell library IP typically contains Verilog models describing the cell functionality, schematic derived transistor level netlists, place and route views, physical layout views, post-layout extracted netlists as well as characterized timing and power m... » read more