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Calibre Fundamentals: DFM Case Studies

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Calibre Fundamentals: DFM Case Studies introduces you to the state-of-the-art tools and processes required for success when designing deep sub-micron integrated circuits. View course details ↓

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Course Highlights

As process feature sizes become increasingly smaller, Design for Manufacture (DFM) considerations have grown in importance. A growing number of foundries are requiring DFM analysis, especially below 65nm, and engineers who design deep sub-micron chips will need to become familiar with DFM tools and processes. This course will expose you to key concepts, tools, and processes through a series of case studies. Each case study highlights a particular aspect of DFM, facilitating both a better understanding of the problem and the use of the relevant Mentor Graphics software.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Describe the common causes of manufacturing-related chip failure
  • Find printing hotspots using the Calibre Litho-Friendly Design (LFD) tool
  • Perform 3-dimensional CMP hotspot analysis with the Calibre Chemical Mechanical Polishing Analyzer (CMPA) tool
  • Identify layout areas susceptible to random particle damage using the Critical Area Analysis (CAA) feature of the Calibre YieldAnalyzer tool
  • Use foundry-provided data with Calibre DFM tools
  • Incorporate DFM results with layout design flows

Hands-On Labs

  • Using Calibre LFD to find layout litho hotspots
  • Analyzing chip planarity with Calibre CMPAnalyzer
  • Performing critical area analysis with Calibre YieldAnalyzer

Course Information

  • Familiarity with IC design, layout, and fabrication concepts
  • Experience with IC physical verification, especially DRC
  • Experience with Calibre nmDRC or completion of the “Calibre Fundamentals: Performing DRC/LVS” course is highly recommended
Course Part Number
  • Classroom: 243446
  • Live online: 243447

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