CellRATER from Taveren Technology fast, Accurate Cell Library Characterization for Deep Submicron Timing Flow Improvement
John Croix and Jerry Gebhard, Tavern Technology
Taveren Technology, Inc., a startup company based in Austin, Texas is busy developing the next generation performance characterization tool suite. CellRATER, a cell library characterization tool, is the first product in this suite. It is up to 10 times faster and 10 times more accurate than the competition. This article will attempt to give you an understanding of how CellRATER achieves these goals using Silvaco’s SmartSpice, and the benefits that can be gained in the overall timing design flow.