White Paper: Physical Design Data Validation from Cell Design to Tapeout
In a typical integrated circuit (IC) design firm, semi-custom design flows are used to ensure that the final manufactured products meet all of their design requirements and can be delivered on schedule. Given that IC design teams are often working collaboratively across the globe, companies have chosen to implement parallel design workflows to keep disparate teams on the same page. However, these parallel systems can prove to be a problem. If one team makes a mistake in their design, it often affects the work of another team, creating knock-on problems that can delay a release.

This nine-page white paper discusses how managing design integrity from cell and block design through tapeout in parallel design implementation flows is crucial to synchronize design elements between teams and avoid costly delays. Managing the integrity of data during design iteration or FEOL/BEOL staged tapeout flows can prevent delays during implementation and ensure the data being sent to be manufactured is what was intended.

This paper will help you to:
  • Identify common pitfalls resulting from incomplete physical design validation during SoC implementation
  • Prevent out-of-sync abstracts in Place & Route flows by comparing LEF macro objects
  • Validate latest versions of IP that are referenced in block and chip level design databases
  • Minimize runtime required for validating FEOL/BEOL changes for staged tapeout flows


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