An Approach for A Comprehensive QA methodology for the PDKs

Sridhar Joshi,  Ravi Perumal,  Kamesh Gadepally,  Mark Young
National Semiconductor Corporation


Achieving First time Silicon is a necessity to meet the Organizationís bottom line. From the CAD perspective, ensuring quality in the collateral that is supplied to the designers plays a very crucial role in this objective. This papers attempts to capture the evolution of process of achieving high quality Process Design Kits (PDKs).