Placement Steps in Physical Design

Placement is a very important stage of physical design where all the standard cells get placed inside the core boundary. Overall QoR of the design greatly depends on the fact that how well placement is done. You must have noticed that the placement stage takes quite a large runtime. Actually, the tool performs various steps … Read more

Inputs for Physical Design | Physical Design input files

In this article, we will discuss what are the inputs required to begin the physical design. In the previous article, we discussed the physical design flow and sanity checks before the floorplan. Inputs required for physical design can be categorised broadly into two types. Some inputs are mandatory in all the cases but some are … Read more

Sanity Checks before Floorplan in Physical Design

Sanity checks are an important step for physical design engineers to make sure that the inputs received for physical design are correct and consistent. Any issues in the input files may cause problems in the later stages. So it is important to perform the sanity checks in the initial stage that is when the design … Read more

ASIC Design Flow – An Overview

In this post, ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Design flow has been explained. The very first step of ASIC flow is design specification, which comes from the customer end. Where customer writes down the specification of the chip basically the functionality which he wants to develop in a chip.  The whole design process is going through various … Read more