Reliability is a growing concern for integrated circuit designers. In response to this growing need, Mentor Graphics has developed Calibre PERC to address reliability challenges that arise during the circuit and electrical verification process. PERC is specifically designed to perform electrostatic discharge (ESD) and multiple power domain checks. Calibre PERC allows you to customize ERC checks at the schematic level as well as geometrical and electrical checks at the layout, which gives you more power and flexibility to handle emerging circuit verification demands for design implementation.
This course will help you understand the wide breadth of problem areas addressed by Calibre PERC, including ESD, advanced ERC, multiple power domains, point-to-point resistance, and current density. The course will help you master the use of this powerful tool and will provide a basic understanding of designing and coding Calibre PERC rule decks. Calibre PERC programming concepts and techniques will be demonstrated through a collection of detailed lecture examples. Students will be able to explore many Calibre PERC concepts through the use of hands-on lab exercises.