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Simulation vs. Silicon

"Simulation vs. Silicon - A Designer's Guide to Getting it Right the First Time," is an in-depth look at many of the problems associated with getting an IC that is "first-pass functional."

Topics discussed include:

  • Problems with Foundry Models
  • Functional Design Definition
  • Simulator Limitations and Common Pitfalls
  • Problematic Circuit Architecture Issues
  • Test Cases to Explore as Part of the Design Process

Once understood, many of these issues can be circumvented prior to your first tape-out.

This is valuable training for all designers with orientation in the analog, mixed signal and RF design world, where the majority of design problems occur. Verilog/HDL/digital issues are not emphasized. We present practical solutions to real-world problems.

Material for this seminar was originally published in Electronic Design Magazine (October 2004). Due to widespread interest, an in-depth training seminar was developed. "Simulation vs. Silicon - A Designer's Guide to Getting it Right the First Time" has undergone IEEE scrutiny as well. For more information on bringing this seminar to your organization, contact us.

 

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