By Himanshu Bhatnagar
Advanced ASIC Chip Synthesis: utilizing Synopsys® DesignCompiler® and PrimeTime® describes the complicated options and strategies used for ASIC chip synthesis, formal verification and static timing research, utilizing the Synopsys suite of instruments. furthermore, the whole ASIC layout stream method special for VDSM (Very-Deep-Sub-Micron) applied sciences is roofed intimately.
The emphasis of this booklet is on real-time program of Synopsys instruments used to wrestle numerous difficulties obvious at VDSM geometries. Readers should be uncovered to a good layout technique for dealing with complicated, sub-micron ASIC designs. importance is put on HDL coding types, synthesis and optimization, dynamic simulation, formal verification, DFT test insertion, hyperlinks to structure, and static timing research. At each one step, difficulties relating to every one section of the layout circulation are pointed out, with recommendations and work-arounds defined intimately. moreover, the most important concerns regarding format, inclusive of clock tree synthesis and back-end integration (links to structure) also are mentioned at size. moreover, the ebook includes in-depth discussions at the fundamentals of Synopsys expertise libraries and HDL coding kinds, distinct in the direction of optimum synthesis options.
Advanced ASIC Chip Synthesis: utilizing Synopsys® DesignCompiler® and PrimeTime® is meant for somebody who's inquisitive about the ASIC layout technique, ranging from RTL synthesis to ultimate tape-out. aim audiences for this e-book are practising ASIC layout engineers and graduate scholars venture complex classes in ASIC chip layout and DFT suggestions.
From the Foreword:
`This e-book, written via Himanshu Bhatnagar, presents a finished review of the ASIC layout move specified for VDSM applied sciences utilizing the Synopsis suite of instruments. It emphasizes the sensible matters confronted by way of the semiconductor layout engineer by way of synthesis and the mixing of front-end and back-end instruments. conventional layout methodologies are challenged and specific strategies are provided to assist outline the subsequent new release of ASIC layout flows. the writer offers a variety of sensible examples derived from real-world occasions that might end up worthy to practising ASIC layout engineers in addition to to scholars of complicated VLSI classes in ASIC design'.
Dr Dwight W. Decker, Chairman and CEO, Conexant structures, Inc., (Formerly, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems), Newport seashore, CA, USA.
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Spf # for clocks etc. 2 Post-Layout Optimization The post-layout optimization or PLO may be performed on the design to improve or fix the timing requirements. DC provides several methods of fixing timing violations, through the in-place optimization (or IPO) feature. As before, DC also makes use of the physical placement information to perform location based optimization (LBO). In this example, we will use the cell resizing and buffer insertion feature of the IPO to fix the hold-time violations.
1 Example Design The best way to start this topic is to go through the whole process on an example design. v tap_bypass. v tap_state. v The top level of the design is called tap_controller which instantiates three modules called tap_bypass, tap_instruction and tap_state. This design contains a single 30 MHz clock called "tck" and a reset called "trst". Timing specifications for this design dictate that the setup-time needed for all input signals with respect to "tck" is 1Ons, while the hold-time is Ons.
The run-time for these designs can be enormous . It may even become impractical to run gate-level simulations on such designs. The concept of formal verification was introduced to overcome these issues, which are discussed in the next section. Let us assume that the tap_controller design is passing all the functional vectors with no setup or hold-time violations, using the pre-layout SDF generated previously . 2 Formal Verification Synopsys recently introduced a tool that is capable of performing formal verification, called Formality.