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Statistical Timing Analysis for Intra-Die Process Variations with Spatial Correlations

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Statistical Timing Analysis for Intra-Die Process Variations with Spatial Correlations
Process variations have become a critical issue in performance verification of high-performance designs. We present a new, statistical timing analysis method that accounts for inter- and intra-die process variations and their spatial correlations. Since statistical timing analysis has an exponential run time complexity, we propose a method whereby a statistical bound on the probability distribution function of the exact circuit delay is computed with linear run time. First, we develop a model for representing inter- and intra-die variations and their spatial correlations. Using this model, we then show how gate delays and arrival times can be represented as a sum of components, such that the correlation information between arrival times and gate delays is preserved. We then show how arrival times are propagated and merged in the circuit to obtain an arrival time distribution that is an upper bound on the distribution of the exact circuit delay. We prove the correctness of the bound an...
Aseem Agarwal, David Blaauw, Vladimir Zolotov
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ICCAD
Authors Aseem Agarwal, David Blaauw, Vladimir Zolotov
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