Complete with real-world case studies, examples, and suggestions for further research, this book offers a wholly unique perspective on the digital design kit. It points to hidden value in the safety margins of standard-cell libraries and shows design engineers and managers how to use this kwledge to beat the competition. Revealing how to extract value from existing std-cells and EDA tools in order to produce tighter-margined, smaller, faster, less power-hungry, and more yield-producing integrated circuits, this book will help readers become more astute designers.
David Doman is Circuit Manager at GlobalFoundries in Austin, Texas. He has more than thirty years of experience in semiconductor intellectual property design and development.