DESIGN FOR RELIABILITY – THE GOLDEN AGE OF SIMULATION DRIVEN PRODUCT DESIGN

Posted by: EETimes.com

Author: Arvind Shanmugavel

The design and implementation process for integrated circuits (ICs) has been honed and perfected for decades by the design and the electronic design automation (EDA) community. However, the reliability verification process has been slow to catch up, especially due to the complex nature of failure mechanisms.

Low cost and time-to-market are critical to the success of OEM IC suppliers today. If a particular failure mechanism cannot be modeled and predicted in an IC, then the reliability of the system is compromised. IC designers no longer have the luxury of testing the die in a lab and figuring out reliability issues with such tight schedules. A simulation- driven product design, testing, and verification sign-off is imperative in this climate. With today’s multi-physics technologies, creative thinkers, and innovative doers, we are one step closer to the golden age of simulation-driven product design! Read Full Article Here

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