Calibre xRC Parasitic Extraction
This course presents the most in-depth coverage of these topics available, extending your knowledge base far beyond existing documentation. Attendees should see immediate ROI in terms of both ramp-up time with the Calibre xRC tools and effectiveness. View course highlights ↓
Full instructor-led courses in a Mentor training facility, with complete course materials and access to classroom computers.
|Mar 18–19||Fremont||9–5 PM
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Post-layout simulation is both necessary and expensive. As process nodes shrink, the job of extracting the parasitics required for post-layout simulation is becoming both more critical and more difficult. In-house expertise and foundry-supplied PDKs are no longer the solution; they are the starting point. Performing extraction using Calibre® xRC™ requires that you fully understand the many trade-offs you must make as well as the analysis needs presented by your designs.
Upon completion of this course, students will understand the many trade-offs required to address the analysis needs presented by cutting edge designs and processes.
You will learn to
- Generate extracted netlists in six standard formats.
- Take advantage of the Calibre xRC 3-stage extraction process to generate multiple parasitic networks from a single extraction run.
- Leverage design hierarchy to obtain accurate results while keeping netlists manageable.
- Run Calibre xRC using the mode of your choice: GUI or batch.
- Review and interpret extraction results.
- Use advanced reduction techniques to minimize netlist size while maintaining a high level of accuracy
- Customize foundry-supplied calibrated rules.
- Perform multi-corner extraction representing any or all of the process corners modeled by your foundry.
- Extract accurate parasitics in the presence of in-die variation or metal fill.
- Tailor your extraction runs to fit your design type (digital, memory, and analyog/RF and mixed signal) and process.
- Running Calibre xRC in either Batch or GUI mode.
- Interpreting transcripts and reports.
- Cross-probing parasitics in an open layout.
- Exploring possible treatments for hierarchical designs, from flat to full hierarchical to hybrid.
- Generating extracted netlists in a variety of formats.
- Running simulations to compare pre-and post-layout netlists to reduced netlists.
- Working with a foundry-supplied PDK .
- Modifying PEX rules to avoid double counting of device parasitics.
Calibre nmDRC/nmLVS training
Basic knowledge of circuit simulation
Ability to read circuit schematics
Knowledge of layout verification concepts and tools
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