In this workshop you will learn how to use the Bus Builder for creating custom complex buses and transmission lines for on-die and silicon interposer applications. The Bus Builder is a VeloceRF add-on module that enables the design of multiple signals, power/ground lines and custom ground shields on-die, supporting a powerful methodology for implementing arbitrary topologies of any complexity. The Bus Builder will automatically create the full layout and electromagnetic model of the cross-section that has been designed, capturing all critical layout-dependent effects (LDE) even for the most advanced sub-7nm CMOS processes.
To benefit the most from the material presented in this workshop, you should have:
- A basic understanding of custom IC design.
- A basic understanding of on-chip transmission lines and high-speed buses .
- Familiarity with UNIX and a UNIX text editor (nedit will be used in this class).
Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.