Reliable DRC Voltage Text Annotation Means Faster And More Accurate DRC Verification

As the potential for complex interactions between voltage domains grows significantly with the increase in design density at each new process node, the complexity of spacing checks in design rule checking (DRC) also increases. To minimize these types of risk, many simple spacing checks have evolved to become voltage-aware DRC (VA-DRC) checks that incorporate voltage values to determine the requ... » read more

Automated DRC Voltage Annotation Provides Faster And More Accurate Verification For Voltage-Aware Spacing Rules

Accurate and repeatable reliability verification is now essential for both advanced node designs and the increasingly complex products being produced at established nodes. To ensure compliance with all process, reliability, and power management requirements, voltage-aware DRC applies variable spacing requirements, based on either the absolute voltage or delta voltage values, to accurately evalu... » read more