Apache Design Solutions announced Totem, an integrated power and noise integrity platform for analog, mixed-signal, memory, and high-speed I/O designs.
The Totem platform incorporates transistor-level noise injection, parasitics extraction, package modeling, dynamic analysis, and design debug in a single-flow environment.
Totem's key technology is based on the concurrent analysis of noise propagation through the power delivery network, substrate network, and package/PCB parasitics, according to Apache.
It accurately analyzes noise coupling effects at every time-point using a single-kernel solver. This enables designers to account for all global noise impacts on their designs, a critical challenge for post submicron mixed-signal SoCs.
Totem is a full-chip layout-driven analysis solution that can be used for early stage prototyping as well as for for chip sign-off and post-silicon debug.
Totem incorporates transistor-level power model with voltage de-rated switching current technique, and Spice-accurate decoupling capacitance extraction. In addition, impact of package and board effects is included through the support of broadband S-parameter package and PCB models.
Totem delivers the capacity required for standalone DRAM, Flash, and CMOS image sensors, as well as embedded memory macros.
Totem also offers simulation-based electro-migration (EM) validation for power and signal nets. It supports both Root Mean Square (RMS) and Peak current EM checks, which are critical for advanced process nodes, in addition to conventional average current-based methods.
Totem's Substrate Noise (SE) technology includes extraction of the substrate network for advanced process technologies such as triple wells and various guard-ring structures.
RedHawk, Sentinel, and Totem Eco-Platform
Apache's power and noise integrity eco-platform for chip-package-system convergence includes RedHawk SoC, Sentinel package/PCB, and Totem analog and mixed signal platforms.
For chip-package co-design, Totem also generates the widely adopted Chip Power Model (CPM) for standalone memory and analog components.
Totem is available now with the list price starting at $250,000.