Placement and Routing for ASIC

The previous tutorials [Tutorial 1, Tutorial 2] are on the simulation and synthesis of Verilog files. In addition to these we have also performed linting, code coverage, logic equivalence check, DFT, ATPG, power analysis and Timing analysis using CADENCE and SYNOPSYS tools. Till now we have not discussed anything about the step Placement and Routing… Read More »

Static Timing Analysis using Cadence Tempus

In the previous tutorials, we have discussed how to simulate or synthesize a design using Synopsys or Cadence. Static Timing Analysis is a very important step in designing an digital design for ASIC. This tutorial is on performing Static Timing Analysis using Cadence Tempus. 1. Open the terminal 2.   Source the cadence.cshrc 3.   In this… Read More »

Power Analysis using Synopsys

In the previous tutorials, simulation and synthesis of digital circuits are described. This tutorial is on Power Analysis using Synopsys. Here, dynamic power consumption of a sequential circuit is estimated. 1.   Open the terminal 2.   Source the synopsys.cshrc 3.   In this experiment, we perform power analysis (dynamic power) of the design using power compiler. 4. … Read More »

ATPG for Sequential circuits

Automatic Test Pattern Generation and Automatic Test Pattern Generator (ATPG) is an electronic design automation method/technology used to find an input (or test) sequence that, when applied to a digital circuit, enables automatic test equipment to distinguish between the correct circuit behavior and the faulty circuit behavior caused by defects. Earlier we presented a tutorial on ATPG for Combinational Circuits. This tutorial focuses on ATPG for sequential circuits… Read More »

ATPG for Combinational Circuits

Automatic Test Pattern Generation and Automatic Test Pattern Generator (ATPGA) is an electronic design automation method/technology used to find an input (or test) sequence that, when applied to a digital circuit, enables automatic test equipment to distinguish between the correct circuit behavior and the faulty circuit behavior caused by defects. This tutorial focuses on ATPG for combinational circuits using Synopsys Tetramax tool. 1.   Open the terminal 2.   Source… Read More »

Synopsys Simulation and Synthesis

Here, tutorial on simulation of Verilog file using Synopsys EDA tool is given. Also, synthesis using Deign Vision tool is also shown. The reader find this tutorial on Synopsys Simulation and Synthesis very useful. 1.   Open the terminal 2.   Source the synopsys.cshrc 3.   Check whether the commands are working as below. Terminal will echo the… Read More »

ASIC Tutorials I

Here, we will discuss the tutorials on how to synthesize a Verilog code starting from simulation, syntax checking, code coverage using CADENCE EDA tool. Basic Simulation on CADENCE Linting Code Coverage Logic Equivalence Check Genus Synthesis without Constraints Genus Synthesis with Constraints Genus Synthesis using Scripts Static Timing Analysis using Cadence Tempus +10

GENUS Synthesis using SCRIPTS

In our earlier tutorials [GENUS Synthesis With Constraints, GENUS Synthesis Without Constraints] on synthesis of Verilog files using Cadence Genus tool, we have seen how synthesis can be performed with or without timing constraints. But it is very painful to perform synthesis operation by executing commands one by one in the command prompt. Thus industry… Read More »