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Top Posters. Recently Updated Groups. Top Experience Points. EE World Online.A process design kit PDK is a set of files used within the semiconductor industry to model a fabrication process for the design tools used to design an integrated circuit. The PDK is created by the foundry defining a certain technology variation for their processes. It is then passed to their customers to use in the design process.
The customers may enhance the PDK, tailoring it to their specific design styles and markets. The designers use the PDK to design, simulate, draw and verify the design before handing the design back to the foundry to produce chips. The data in the PDK is specific to the foundry's process variation and is chosen early in the design process, influenced by the market requirements for the chip. An accurate PDK will increase the chances of first-pass successful silicon.
Different tools in the design flow have different input formats for the PDK data. The PDK engineers have to decide which tools they will support in the design flows and create the libraries and rule sets which support those flows. A typical PDK contains: . A PDK may also include standard cell libraries from the foundry, a library vendor or developed internally.
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New tools and techniques, thanks to next-generation hardware and software, have provided a new platform for semiconductor and wafer design. Advanced PDKs are the solution and have been developed by foundries to optimize the design process and leverage and reuse intellectual property IP and other general or specialized process building blocks.
This article will explain what a PDK is, how it is implemented, and use the design rule constraints tool within the PKD, as the example. What Are PDKs? Process design kits consist of a set of files that typically contain descriptions of the basic building blocks of the process. They are expressed, algorithmically, as Pcells.
These descriptions are stored in standardized Pcells libraries, design rules and rule constraints, schematics, SPICE model of transistors and other components, and layout information. They are used to describe, precisely, manufacturing process details for designers and design tools. The contents of the file will vary depending upon the target component, but they are all based upon the GDSII stream format.
PDK incarnations can involve any number of automated routine and rules. For example, arranging and routing programmable cells and analyzing the cell arrangement and interconnect wiring for optimum manufacturing. Other approaches can perform wire analysis and placement to prevent shorting.
In other rules, the reliability of contacts and vias will be optimized by adding or subtracting additional metallization to the areas surrounding the contacts and vias. In still other cases, redundant contacts and vias may be adding to optimize efficiently manufacturability.
Or, design and layout improvements can be made to cells in an iterative fashion.
PDKs will vary depending upon the specific device itself and their respective models. PDKs are generally specific to each foundry and the specific project or technology. In a nutshell, PDKs automatically do the modifying and verification of the design modifications of complex semiconductor designs.
The automatic constraints of the area and perimeter of the diffusion of applicable components, setting limits for min and max feature sizes and verifying hotspots can be part of the representation, as well.
The PDKs purpose is to automatically adjust, depending on the data of the parameters stored in the file, the design layout for producibility and manufacturability. For example, if a particular PKD design rule is applied to the contact area, if it is made larger by the designer, the particular design rule constraint DRC for this component may instruct additional contact openings to be created, some others removed, or existing or new resized, etc.
Exactly how this is implemented is defined in the specific PDK. The PDK will also automatically set these constraints for the designer and will allow only certain parameters to be varied during the evaluation of designs.
Again it depends upon the specific parameters of the definitions within the particular PDK. The advantage of this approach is that the final designs are guaranteed to be perfectly compatible with the manufacturing process. This streamlines the design process, maximizing productivity and minimizing costs and providing the customer with a maximum value proposition. It is impossible for the designer to optimize, manually, semiconductor and other component design with any degree of efficiency.
This, in turn, has necessitated the need for an increasing number of design rules, which in turn, demands tighter uniformity control. All of this means that the post-layout verification is much more sophisticated, and cannot be verified without edge-of-the-envelope EDA software. Therefore, the only practical approach is to work with PDKs. All of these modules have to be synchronized with the PDK, adding another level of complexity to the design flow.
And, has semiconductor parameters scale downward and densities increase, additional functions will be required to be integrated into the PDK. Design rule constraints are the fundamental principles in constraining VLSI Very Large Scale Integration circuit designs to standardized physical and electrical manufacturability criterion. Even though two-dimensional DRC layout patterns may prove to be mathematically and layout rules compliant, when they are applied at the extremes of the manufacturing process tolerances, lithographic printability issues still arise.
Advanced DRCs are designed to identify 2D pattern anomalies during all stages of the design flow, not just in the early stages of the design process.