RedHawk-SC | Review of Core Features
Debugging Static IR Drop | Digital Implementation
Integrated Electronics Reliability Signoff Software
Dynamic and static voltage drop analysis for full chip or IP signoff with Advanced Power Analytics (APA) to provide root-cause analysis for voltage drop and measure the quality of power distribution networks.
- Electromigration (EM) is a serious reliability issue in power grid networks. The via array structures possess special EM characteristics and often suffer from Joule heating and current overcrowding, tightly associated to EM violations.
- Through Redhawk-SC, power grid EM analyses can be developed to solve temperature variation impacts for the via array EM.
- The computational models are based on the temperature-aware EM model, which imitates the effects of self-heating and thermal coupling of interlocked lines in a power grid.
- In addition, current density and thermal-aware electromigration (EM) analysis for both power supply metal and signal interconnect with statistical EM budgeting is provided.
- Dynamic voltage drop (DvD) diagnostics identify switching aggressors and minimize the number of ECO changes needed to fix DvD timing issues.
- Critical timing paths are analyzed with variable voltage SPICE accuracy using Ansys PathFX.
- Embedded software contains explicit voltage drop calculator, which automatically adjusts to electrical circuit dimensions based on the wire size, distance, and anticipated load current.
- Multi-scenario activity patterns provide comprehensive coverage to identify dynamic power supply noise and avoid voltage drop escapes that cause frequency loss.
- These can be generated automatically (vectorless) or can be loaded by the customer (FSDB, VCD, etc.).
- RedHawk-SC in combination with RedHawk-SC Electrothermal can analyze power integrity and reliability of multi-die 2.5D/3D systems.
- This includes full thermal analysis and links to Ansys board/system-level tools and Ansys electromagnetic analysis.
- In addition, RedHawk-SC offers a rich GUI interface to display results of its Advanced Power Analytics and to enable What-If analysis of a power distribution network.
- It can also provide instantaneous feedback on the voltage drop effects of cell swapping and sizing for incremental IR ECO fixing.
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