Using Simulation-based Approach to Ensure Power Integrity and Reliability of Soc and System

Today’s electronics systems are highly complex. From automotive to portable devices (smartphones, tablets, fitness devices) and rapidly growing internet of things (IoT) applications, cost and time-to-market are critical factors that determine a company’s success or failure in this competitive landscape. At the core of every electronics system is a chip that has to meet multiple conflicting requirements such as increased functionality, best power efficiency, highest reliability, lowest design cost and short design schedule. Meeting these requirements poses a major challenge, especially for system on chips (SoCs) that are designed using advanced processes. Ensuring that the SoCs meet power and reliability requirements and that they function properly within the electronics system requires a simulation-based solution supported by a suite of accurate multi-domain models.