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DAC
2005
ACM
9 years 2 months ago
On the need for statistical timing analysis
Traditional corner analysis fails to guarantee a target yield for a given performance metric. However, recently proposed solutions, in the form of statistical timing analysis, whi...
Farid N. Najm
DAC
2004
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Statistical gate delay model considering multiple input switching
There is an increased dominance of intra-die process variations, creating a need for an accurate and fast statistical timing analysis. Most of the recent proposed approaches assum...
Aseem Agarwal, Florentin Dartu, David Blaauw
ASPDAC
2007
ACM
92views Hardware» more  ASPDAC 2007»
9 years 4 months ago
New Block-Based Statistical Timing Analysis Approaches Without Moment Matching
With aggressive scaling down of feature sizes in VLSI fabrication, process variation has become a critical issue in designs. We show that two necessary conditions for the "Ma...
Ruiming Chen, Hai Zhou
ICCAD
2003
IEEE
205views Hardware» more  ICCAD 2003»
9 years 5 months ago
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 int...
Aseem Agarwal, David Blaauw, Vladimir Zolotov
DATE
2003
IEEE
116views Hardware» more  DATE 2003»
9 years 5 months ago
Statistical Timing Analysis Using Bounds
The growing impact of within-die process variation has created the need for statistical timing analysis, where gate delays are modeled as random variables. Statistical timing anal...
Aseem Agarwal, David Blaauw, Vladimir Zolotov, Sar...
DATE
2005
IEEE
139views Hardware» more  DATE 2005»
9 years 5 months ago
Statistical Timing Analysis with Extended Pseudo-Canonical Timing Model
— State of the art statistical timing analysis (STA) tools often yield less accurate results when timing variables become correlated due to global source of variations and path r...
Lizheng Zhang, Weijen Chen, Yuhen Hu, Charlie Chun...
DATE
2006
IEEE
105views Hardware» more  DATE 2006»
9 years 6 months ago
Statistical timing analysis with path reconvergence and spatial correlations
State of the art statistical timing analysis (STA) tools often yield less accurate results when timing variables become correlated. Spatial correlation and correlation caused by p...
Lizheng Zhang, Yuhen Hu, Charlie Chung-Ping Chen
DATE
2008
IEEE
161views Hardware» more  DATE 2008»
9 years 6 months ago
Spatial Correlation Extraction via Random Field Simulation and Production Chip Performance Regression
Statistical timing analysis needs a priori knowledge of process variations. Lack of such a priori knowledge of process variations prevents accurate statistical timing analysis, fo...
Bao Liu
DATE
2008
IEEE
76views Hardware» more  DATE 2008»
9 years 6 months ago
Signal Probability Based Statistical Timing Analysis
VLSI timing analysis and power estimation target the same circuit switching activity. Power estimation techniques are categorized as (1) static, (2) statistical, and (3) simulatio...
Bao Liu
ICCAD
2005
IEEE
176views Hardware» more  ICCAD 2005»
9 years 9 months ago
Statistical gate sizing for timing yield optimization
— Variability in the chip design process has been relatively increasing with technology scaling to smaller dimensions. Using worst case analysis for circuit optimization severely...
Debjit Sinha, Narendra V. Shenoy, Hai Zhou
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