DFM for physical design (Magma) at 2007 IMEC TAD conference

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• DFM is a design flow issue!
• No single point solution, but a combination of methods
• Delicate trade-off throughout flow:
• Between avoidance and fix steps, and between other objectives
• Keep GDS2 sign-off levels alive in 45nm!
• Cannot afford loops that involve slow analysis
• Standard cells must remain rock-solid building blocks
• Wires layout patterns must be restricted
• 0-order DFM wisdom for synthesis tools:
• Bigger cells = better
• Lower density = better
• Keep it regular and uniform
• Must be 99.99% correct-by-construction
• … because iterative fixing is insecure and slow

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