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SemiWiki:
iDRM - A Complete Design Rule Development System

Posted on: June 4th, 2016

By Daniel Nenni

Design rules are at the heart of the interface between the foundry and semiconductor designers, which makes them so critical. Traditionally, design rules and DRC decks have been developed manually with no or little automation. Design rule definitions are written using WORD or other general purpose office tools, and DRC decks are programmed in an attempt to match that text definitions. This state of affairs leaves many challenges, such as:

  • How do you verify that the DRM (design rule manual) rule definition accurately represents the rule intent?
  • How do you ensure the definition is complete and unambiguous?
  • How do you verify that the DRC code exactly matches the DRM definition?

So far, there have not been good solutions to these challenges, which resulted in ...

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