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Closing timing in chip-to-chip (chiplet) based architectures using a hybrid tool approach to generate appropriate signal and power models.

James Church  (Principal Design Engineer, Broadcom Incorporated)

Location: Room 203

Date: Wednesday, January 29

Time: 2:00pm - 2:40pm

Track: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: TBD


As critical IP teams settle on disparate technology nodes, a chiplet architecture allows organizations to build up optimized platforms within a single packaged part.

The engineering cost of this optimization is adding additional complexity as chip-to-chip communication involves large numbers of simultaneously switching signals within a dense routing mesh which can be prohibitively hard to fully model. Maintaining a stable voltage supply involves validating the power distribution network over a large frequency spectrum as well as over a diverse and complex supply network including TSV's.

Modeling semiconductor channels and power supply networks provides a challenge to model extraction tool flows due to the semiconductor nature of the material, the differences in design methodologies, and the substantial differences in material technology files where process and temperature variation play a significant impact on performance.

This presentation will discuss a holistic approach to signal and power integrity for chip-to-chip (chiplet) analysis.