March 28th, 2019 – By: Ann Steffora Mutschler
Different ways of collecting, analyzing and applying that data to improve efficiency and reliability.
Just about every step of the IC tool flow generates some amount of data. But certain steps generate a mind-boggling amount of data, not all of which is of equal value. The challenge is figuring out what’s important for which parts of the design flow. That determines what to extract and loop back to engineers, and when that needs to be done in order to improve the reliability of increasingly complex chips and reduce the overall time to tapeout.