Semicon West, San Jose, Calif.--July 15, 1998--Schlumberger ATE (San Jose) introduced Circuit Analyzer as a new productivity enhancement software option to run on its family of electron beam and focused ion beam systems, and as a stand alone tool.
Circuit Analyzer will read a netlist and produce a complete schematic. Thus, the netlist data is displayed in a hierarchical format for the user to understand. The schematic that is generated by Circuit Analyzer links directly to the IDS Layout Tool, and can be used for navigation through the circuit during a device analysis session.
In addition to the ability to generate schematics, Circuit Analyzer also has the ability to link reference waveforms or simulator output waveforms directly to the schematic display. This allows the user to call up stored reference waveforms associated with any net in the schematic, which saves hours of work trying to locate and match reference data with the waveforms acquired during an analysis.
Circuit Analyzer also offers a guided probe capability which can be used to assist the user in locating the failing element of a circuit. The guided probe advises the user regarding where to probe in order to trace a fault through the circuit.
Circuit Analyzer is specifically designed to run on the Schlumberger ATE Diagnostic Systems group's electron beam and focused ion beam equipment, which includes:
-- IDS 10000 plus, the latest generation of electron beam probingsystems, designed specifically to meet the requirements of leading-edgeICs by providing image resolution to probe 0.18-0.35 m design rules withenhanced timing resolution of 2.5 ps for devices with 1GHz clock rates.
--IDS P2Xplus, which allows probe point creation for buried layerprobing by the IDS 10000plus, using advanced FIB technology and gaschemistry.
Sharing the same CAD navigation environment with the IDS 10000plus,probe point creation and waveform acquisition turnaround time is typically reduced by 75 percent.
The user interface and navigational software shared by the Diagnostic Systems group's equipment allow faults to be identified on one system and repaired or cross-sectioned on another in a fraction of the time required for previous-generation diagnostic equipment.
Circuit Analyzer will be available in late August.
San Jose, CA
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