Sage-DA at DAC in  San Francisco,
June 25-27, booth #1616

Posted on: June 4th, 2018


-- A Complete Design Rule Development System --

Booth 1616

iDRM encompasses all steps of design rule development, from design rule capture and validation by the process integration team, to thorough verification of the signoff DRC deck, ensuring that it accurately matches the design rule intent.

iDRM now includes new and advanced features such as importing design rule descriptions from spreadsheets and synchronizing with them, supporting the most complex rules including, connectivity, voltage and coloring, and creating high coverage QA test cases with measured coverage. iDRM includes an internal DRC engine for instant impact assessment of any new rule or rule update.

iDRM has already been proven to deliver higher quality DRC decks and updates, at a much shorter time and a lower effort.

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iDRM – The Complete integrated Design Rule Development System

Design rule development system

iDRM components:

  1. Design rule capture: Design rule capture: Import design rule text files or spreadsheets, or use the intuitive GUI to select from a library of rule templates, or draw and create any new type of design rule. iDRM checks the syntax and ensures formal, unambiguous and complete definition. Rules are immediately executable to check that they accurately represent the intent.
  2. Electronic Design Rule Manual: Once rules are captured, they can be easily arranged, sorted, edited and viewed. The DRM is executable: you can run it as a DRC checker on any test data. The DRM is exportable to spreadsheets or to other editing tools to produce a traditional DRM document.
  3. Built-in DRC: No need to wait for the DRC programmers; immediately run the internal DRC checker on new IP or design data. This check exactly represents the design rule definition, and can be used to verify intent or to assess the rule impact on design. The built-in checker also serves a golden reference for the development and verification of signoff DRC decks.
  4. Compiled DRC deck: iDRM enables automatic generation of signoff DRC code by associating 3rd party DRC code snippets with template rule definitions. For each design rule, iDRM compiles the corresponding DRC code using the correct parameters such as conditions, derived layers, rule values and all other details. This eliminates errors and ensures consistency between the DRC deck and the DRM.
  5. DRC deck verification and coverage: For each rule, iDRM automatically generates a set of passing and failing layout test cases. These test cases are used to test the signoff DRC code and to verify its completeness and accuracy. iDRM also provides coverage metrics for these test cases.
  6. And there is more!

  7. Design Rule Extraction from existing layout:iDRM features extraction of design rules from a GDS data file and automatically creates a design rule manual and a DRC check; an extremely useful feature for legacy designs lacking proper design rule documentation.
  8. Pattern extraction and classification: iDRM can extract all existing patterns from a design, classify them and build a complete pattern library. iDRM can then scan any new design and indicate unknown patterns that are not present in the pattern library.

Differentiated features and benefits of iDRM

  • Import and synching with existing design rule documents
  • Formalizing and syntax-checking design rule descriptions
  • Built-in DRC checker: immediate DRC before signoff runset is ready
  • Compilation and output of sign-off DRC code (template based rules)
  • Automatic generation of high coverage pass/fail QA tests for DRC deck validation
  • Ensuring complete consistency between DRM and DRC code
  • Eliminating errors and customer confusion with early PDKs
  • Automated reverse engineering and documentation for legacy or external source technologies

Come check it out:

Sage will demo the new upgraded iDRM at DAC, and show how it can accelerate the availability of DRC runsets, improve their quality and ensure their consistency.

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