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Archive for September 2009

 

Why is Low Power Based Optimization more challenging for the tools?

  I quite often get this question, my design used to work fine , P&R tools did not have any issues and was routed clean and so was LVS . But the same design, targeted towards reducing power leads to undesirable results and not at all clean? Now lets look at some of the challenges […]

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Power Gating and Decoupling Cap cell insertion(Cont’d)

  Continuing on the same topic, here are are some thoughts on the insertion criteria   if planning for decoupling cap in the power planning stage, a good strategy would be, to add as many decoupling cap as possible in the permanent power network at the positions close to the switch cells for maximum effectiveness […]

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