Book excerpt: Variation-Aware Design of Custom Integrated Circuits

-December 13, 2012

A few weeks ago I was working with Trent McConaghy of Solido Design Automation on a paper for the EDA Designline “High-yield, high-performance memory design”. Not only was that a very popular article, but I also found out that Trent and his team had recently published a book on the subject titled “Variation-Aware Design of Custom Integrated Circuits: A Hands-on Field Guide”. This is the book excerpt. You can find a review of the book over on the EDA Designline.

Chapter 1 Introduction: Variation effects, variation-aware flows. This chapter is available here.

Chapter 2 Fast PVT Verification and Design: Efficiently managing process-voltage-temperature corners

Chapter 3 A pictorial primer on probabilities: Intuition on PDFs and circuits

Chapter 4 3-sigma verification and design: Rapid design iterations with Monte Carlo accuracy.

This chapter will be excerpted. Check back each week.

Chapter 5 High-sigma verification and design: The accuracy of five billion Monte Carlo samples in minutes

Chapter 6 Variation-aware design: Manual sizing, automated sizing and an integrated approach

Chapter 7 Conclusions

You can buy the book here.

Brian Bailey – keeping you covered

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