General Purpose Layout Surveyor (GPLS)

Description:

Technology # 11-09

Invention/Software for General-Purpose Layout Surveyor

The General-Purpose Layout Surveyor (GPLS) is a tool that utilizes the Calibre commercial verification software to relate layout geometry to corresponding schematic elements. With this information available, GPLS can be used to implement a wide range of layout geometry related effects into the circuit's compact model simulations. To prototype its function, it was designed to extract the geometry features pertinent to modeling the effect of charge sharing after a single event radiation strike.

 

Today's typical flows that use compact model simulations for investigating this effect do not consider layout, and instead simulate every single possible combination of transistors sharing charge. GPLS eliminates the device arrangements that will not realistically share charge, therefore reducing the number of simulations that must be executed. The resulting savings in time and processing power used increase exponentially with integrated circuit size and size transistor groupings.

 

Application(s):

General-Purpose Layout Surveyor (GPLS) is a tool that utilizes the Calibre commercial verification software to relate layout geometry to corresponding schematic elements.

 

Advantage(s):

 

•       GPLS eliminates the device arrangements that will not realistically share charge, therefore reducing the number of simulations that have to be executed.

•       The resulting savings in time and processing power used increase exponentially with integrated circuit size and size transistor groupings.

 

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This invention/software is available for licensing. For interested parties seeking further information, feel free to contact:

Mark Allen Lanoue

Technology Manager / Tech Ventures

University of Arkansas

(479) 575-7243

malanoue@uark.edu

 

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Mark Lanoue
Technology Manager
University of Arkansas
malanoue@uark.edu
Inventors:
Dmytro Demydov
Homer Mantooth
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