Plug and Play ESD protection

By Mark Tawfik Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the discharge of static electrical current when two objects come into contact. One…

What’s an ESD design window, and why do I care?

By Derong Yan As we move to advanced semiconductor process nodes, electrostatic discharge (ESD) issues have become more critical in…

Do you trust the reliability of your 2.5D/3D IC package designs?

By Dina Medhat 2.5D/3D ICs have become an innovative solution for many design and integration challenges. Basic physical verification for…

Is there a quick and easy way to calculate P2P resistance or current density between any two coordinates in my IC design layout?

By Li Li Why, yes, there is! As you know, Calibre® PERC™ logic-driven layout (LDL) current density (CD) and point-to-point…

In the EDA world, efficiency + ease of use = productivity (and profitability!)

By Shelly Stalnaker Electronic design automation (EDA) grew out of the need to make it easier and faster to design…

Caution! Avoid detours when improving resistance on ESD paths

By Derong Yan As overall transistor dimensions shrink, integrated circuit (IC) chip designs become more sensitive to the damage caused…

Do you need an automated ESD verification methodology for 2.5D/3D ICs? If so, read on…

By Dina Medhat Electrostatic discharge (ESD) events cause severe damage to unprotected integrated circuits (ICs). You already know that, of…

Automated ESD protection verification for 2.5-3D ICs is now a reality

Got the mid-winter blahs? The post-New Year letdown? Looking for something to rev you up? How about an automated method…

Help! I’m not an ESD expert! Reducing ESD verification complexity

By Abdellah Bakhali – Mentor, A Siemens Business If you’re not an ESD expert (and let’s face it, most of…