When And How Should I Color My DP layout?

A hands-on, how-to guide about options and what can go wrong.


Designers working with advanced process technologies that require double patterning often find themselves puzzling over the best way to setup or optimize their design flows to ensure their layouts can be decomposed without time-wasting mistakes. Because manual coloring can be challenging even for experienced engineers, many prefer to use automated coloring solutions. But when is the best time and what is the best way to use such tools? In this video, I’ll explore the options available to designers, and explain why you might want to choose one approach over another. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be better prepared to make the choice that is right for your organization.

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