Sunnyvale, CA--May 19, 1997--At the 34th Design Automation Conference (DAC), June 9-13 in Anaheim, CA, Technology Modeling Associates Inc. (TMA; Sunnyvale, CA) will demonstrate software tools that meet the need for physics-based simulation in the design of integrated circuits. TMA's theme, "A Dose of Reality," will visit the message that an accurate understanding of physical effects is needed to cope with the requirements of advanced IC designs, particularly in the deep submicron era. TMA's exhibit will highlight three products: Raphael, Interconnect WorkBench, and DFM WorkBench.
Raphael NES, a recent addition to the Raphael Product Series, extracts 3-D total and coupling capacitances among very long nets. This tool can be used to validate, and thus complement, existing LPE tools and critical-net RC extractors. Raphael NES is based on QuickCAP from Random Logic Corp.
Interconnect WorkBench is a framework product for analyzing various aspects of the interconnect system in an IC. This allows engineers to evaluate how changes in the interconnect process or layout design rules affect total circuit performance. Interconnect WorkBench incorporates TMA programs such as Depict, Medici, Raphael, Terrain, and TMA Visual to perform key portions of the analysis.
DFM WorkBench enables IC manufacturers to maximize return on investment through cost reduction, cycle time reduction, and yield maximization. DFM WorkBench bridges the gap between design and manufacturing by allowing the designer to account for statistical variations in the circuit to maximize wafer yield and reduce time to volume production.
TMA's exhibit, in Booth 252 will include product demonstrations and a theater area featuring video and multimedia presentations. TMA development staff will be present to answer questions specific to design challenges.
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