What is Electro-migration and why is it something we should care about?
So, what tools do we have in our FinFET toolbox that can help layout engineers manage the complexity that FinFETs inherently bring?
So, what do you have to do for routing? Well again, drawing on the experience of my layout colleagues who are still ‘in the business’ and dealing with FinFETs, here are a few landmines you will have to deal with.
So, FinFETs rule! They give the designer so much flexibility in trading off power and performance that it should be a no brainer to adopt the technology – right?
In my last post, I said ‘A hurricane has made land fall and its name is FinFET’. Ok, it’s a little corny, but it was not meant to convey a sense of impending doom for custom layout productivity.’ Hurricanes are no doubt disruptive, but humans can adapt to even the worst nature can bring. And FinFETs bring tremendous benefits along with the disruption.
I left off in part 2 of this blog asking the question “have we exhausted all avenues in our search for layout productivity?”
If I said ‘sticks’ to you, what comes to mind? Well you could reply with ‘bits of wood’ or ‘an American rock band from the 70’s’ or ‘a river in Hades’ and you would be correct. However when you ask the question in the context of EDA, well that’s a different story.