New block-based statistical timing analysis approaches without moment matching

Ruiming Chen*, Hai Zhou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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 "Max" operation are actually not satisfied in the moment matching based statistical timing analysis approaches. We propose two correlation-aware block-based statistical timing analysis approaches that keep these necessary conditions, and prove that our approaches always achieve tight lower bound and upper bound of the yield. Especially, our approach always gets the tight upper bound of the yield irrespective of the distributions that random variables have.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASP-DAC 2007 - Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2007
Pages462-467
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventASP-DAC 2007 - Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2007 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Jan 23 2007Jan 27 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC

Other

OtherASP-DAC 2007 - Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2007
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period1/23/071/27/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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