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Ansys RedHawk-SC
IR-ECO with Synopsys Tweaker

Course Overview

This is the first and only industry standard timing aware, dynamic IR aware ECO solution. Find out how two industry gold standard tools have partnered together to give you the best solution for last minute signoff fixes with the best turnaround time.

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of Redhawk-SC and Tweaker tools is added advantage.

Target Audience

Chip IP/SoC/CAD Engineers & Designers

Teaching Method

Self-paced slide presentation and lab demonstration to showcase the solution. Emphasis is placed on tool background & methodology.

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand the full usage model of Ansys RedHawk-SC and Synopsys ECO Tweaker solution.
  • Setup both tools and review results, feed result to APR database etc.

 Available Dates

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with a Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

 

Agenda

For virtual training, this course is covered over 1 x 2-hour sessions lectures only.

Introduction

  • Challenges in IR and Timing Signoff at Lower Technology Nodes
  • Traditional IR-ECO Flow and Challenges in IR-ECO solution
  • Improved IR-ECO Flow with RedHawk-SC tool

Setting up RedHawk-SC

  • Basic Requirements
  • Extra Requirements for IR-ECO
    • DvdDiagnosisView
    • DvdAggressorView
    • VoltageImpactView
  • Licensing Requirements for IR-ECO

Setting up Tweaker Session of IR-ECO

  • Sample Template command file setup for Tweaker session
  • How to provide RedHawk-SC DB and view names to Tweaker session for ECO purposes? 
  • What are the different ECO operations available in Tweaker tool and how to control them?
  • How to export ECOs to Customer APR tools? 

Connecting to RedHawk-SC Live and Making Queries to RedHawk-SC Server for Manual ECO Operations

Available API’s and Sample Commands for:

  • Sizing
  • Moving
  • Deletion
  • Change in Load
  • Change in Slew
  • Change in Gate Switching Time