Developed physical verification and DFM closure
for a leading wireless and CDMA client
Our client is a world leader of wireless and CDMA technologies.
The client wanted team Cientra to enable physical verification and DFM closure of complex mobile cores.
A 4-member physical verification team, with each member handling 1 block was put in place, plus support from senior management as need be.
The team took one week each to execute the blocks.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Cientra team took complete ownership of blocks, ensuring:
- Closure at MTO stage
- Signoff on physical verification / DFM
(Static and Dynamic IR, Signal/Power EM)
Synopsys IC-compiler, Synopsys PTSI, Cadence LEC, Cadence CLP and Redhawk
- Engagement Model
TNM, one block per person for a week time for each closure
Targeting the true 64 bit architecture for advanced cell phone chips with different processors for different market segments
Two stages of tape-out process – Base Layer (BTO) & Metal Layer (MTO)
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