ClockEdge® 

Infinisim’s ClockEdge® is a high-capacity, high-performance, SPICE accurate, end-to-end integrated clock analysis solution. ClockEdge® is used as a sign-off solution for full-chip, multiple topologies, high-speed clocks. Our customers are leading edge fabless semiconductor companies and foundries that are designing high performance chips at advanced process nodes.

Customers use ClockEdge® to augment STA for SPICE accurate, comprehensive timing analysis that enables:

  • Timing optimization during design iterations
  • BTO/MTO sign-off verification
  • Post fab investigation into performance degradation and potential improvements for next revision.

Application and Capabilities

Customers use ClockEdge® to accurately analyze top-level, block-level and hard-macro level clocks.

Performance

ClockEdge® is the only solution which practically analyzes top-level SOC clock with multi-million gates at SPICE level accuracy. Using a scalable distributed model, SPICE accurate results for clock domains containing 4+ million gates can be generated overnight.

Reporting

ClockEdge® generates multiple reports including timing, process variation, power and current analysis and custom reports.  Timing reports include:

  • Slew rates at gate and interconnect nets
  • Gate delays in the clock path
  • Skew between launch and capture flops
  • Duty cycle at gate and interconnect nets
  • Peak-to-Peak voltage swing

ClockEdge® FLOW

ClockEdge® starts with generating a transistor-level netlist from Verilog gate-level clock domain tracing. Clock paths are then sensitized to ensure clock signal propagation through complex gates. High-speed, high-capacity, SPICE accurate circuit simulation is performed for multiple PVTs and Monte Carlo analysis.

Data Analytics

ClockEdge® enables numerous analysis capabilities:

  • Analysis of multiple PVT corners per clock, each clock containing millions of gates
  • Node-based analysis at inputs and outputs of each gate
  • Intra-PVT sensitivity analysis
  • ECO validation
  • Clock distribution topology analysis

OCV analysis in nanometer technologies

Nanometer designs have significant OCV impacting yield. ClockEdge® uses best-in-class speed, accuracy and capacity Monte-Carlo based OCV analysis. OCV analysis is used both during design iterations for reducing guard-banding and in post design phase to estimate yield.

CTS flow integration

  • Timing information generated by ClockEdge® can be integrated into CTS flow for optimizing and iterative design improvements.
  • ClockEdge® flow is designed to augment the STA flow.

Other Solutions

Clock Jitter Analysis

Our specialized jitter engine helps customers compute power supply induced jitter of clock domains at SPICE accuracy.

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Clock Aging Analysis

Our Clock Aging Analysis helps customers estimate the operational lifetime of power-sensitive clocks using SPICE accurate simulation.

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Comprehensive Solution for

 

Full Chip Clock Analysis