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IR Drop Management Cont’d

Could not write much for last few weeks and would like to complete the IR-Drop series with few good articles today.

These days I am hearing lot of questions/concerns about UPF,its usage and how the whole design flow is going to look like with UPF. Planning to start a UPF tutorial running for 4-5 posts to go over the complete design flow using UPF.

Here are few more interesting articles on IR Drop management:

(1) Use both static and dynamic analysis early and late in the design flow

(2) Emphasis on early Rail Analysis

(3) Establish IR drop limits based on its Impact to timing