PARIS On the eve of Design Automation Conference in Anaheim, California, French EDA startup Infiniscale SA unveiled a model-based parametrical yield optimizer that is claimed to allow analog design-for-yield (DFY).
Infiniscale (Grenoble, France) said its TechYielder solution fulfills the need for yield optimization of complex analog, advanced mixed-signal and RF blocks, designed with sub-90-nm design kits. Rather than design and then check yield, the French startup said designers optimize directly performance distribution versus specifications.
Firas Mohamed, Infiniscale's CEO, said TechYielder goes beyond the traditional methods with the speed of models and the accuracy of simulators. He commented: "Our model-based approach allows designers to yield, center, and optimize designs in matters of hours. This is a leap compared to any simulator-based approach that proved to be no longer efficient for nanometer scale designs. Using TechYielder, our beta customers from major IDMs, have completed design optimizations in record time with significant performance improvement."
Last year at the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), Infiniscale introduced tools that are claimed to enable to handle process variations and design parameters so as to ensure “robust synthesis and yield improvement”. These tools are TechModeler, a definitive solution to behavioral modeling problems, TechSynthesizer, an autonomous software that allows designers to automatically synthesize their devices, and TechAnalyzer that includes sensitivity analysis taking into account random variations of input parameters.