Designing and Validating Process-Variation-Aware Cell Libraries

Ali Dasdan1,  Jinfeng Liu2,  Sridhar Tirumala2,  Kayhan Kucukcakar2
1Yahoo, Inc., 2Synopsys, Inc.


Modeling process variations in cell libraries is fundamental to enabling statistical static timing analysis. Achieving it in an industrial setting has many stringent requirements. In this paper, we propose a generic model that satisfies all these requirements. We also explain the results of its rigorous validation in an industrial setting.