Infinisim’s Aging Analysis assesses timing degradation of full-clock domains. Customers use Infinisim’s Aging Analysis to predict the degradation and adapt the clock design accordingly for improved reliability.
At lower process nodes, secondary physical effects like Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) and Hot Carrier Injection (HCI) have become one of the most important reliability issues for high-performance designs. These secondary effects are becoming dominant aging inducing mechanisms and have a significant impact upon clock performance degradation over time.
Infinisim’s Aging Analysis performs SPICE accurate, full clock domain simulations. The analysis flow consists of SPICE accurate Fresh, Stress and Aging simulations using parked signal conditions.