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Verification Methodology Manual for Low Power

Today Synopsys announced verification methodology manual for Low Power, this manual covers in details about verification requirements and proposed solution for Low power. I personally read through this manual and it covers in detail about “complexity of verifying the power management scheme of a modern SOC.” Details about this book can be retrieved from the […]

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MV Structural/Architectural Checks Cont’d

In addition to various structural checks, we saw in last few posts. We also need to look at PG structure of the design as well. Here are few things in the PG that a structural check can help us in finding (1) Cross-Domain PG shorts (2) Special Cells PG connections (3) Back-up/Internal/Primary Power hookups (4) […]

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MV structural Checks Cont’d

Wow, it’s been almost 2 months since I blogged. My apologies for the same. Lately I have been very busy with many UPF engagements and UPF based tape-outs. I would like to mention one incident related to the ongoing structural error topic, wherein the Silicon failed. Detailed debugging showed how Power Intent being “incomplete” can […]

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