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Successful 3D IC design, verification, and analysis requires an integrated approach

3D IC designs enable improvements in performance, power, footprint, and costs that cannot be attained in system-on-chip (SoC) and IC design. However, the leap from traditional SoC/IC design to 3D IC designs brings not only new opportunities, but also new challenges. Siemens EDA provides a proven 3D IC design to verification and analysis solution that connects 3D IC planning to layout automation, 3D physical verification, power analysis, thermal analysis, mechanical analysis, and EM/IR analysis, enabling identification and correction of issues early in the design stage, as well as accurate physical and electrical behavior verification of the 3D IC package.

Multi-tool solution for chiplet design analysis and physical verification across a heterogeneous 3D IC assembly

Siemens EDA provides multiple 3D IC design analysis and verification functionalities that address the diverse needs of 3D IC design teams, from planning and prototyping to both horizontal and vertical design integration, design rule checking (DRC) and layout vs. schematic (LVS) physical verification, parasitic extraction for electrostatic discharge (ESD) and latch-up (LUP) protection verification, cross-die-aware fill insertion, power domain analysis, thermal analysis, and stress analysis. The capture of design-specific information, such as the layer mapping and placement information for each chiplet, forms the basis for this integrated approach, enabling designers to iterate analysis at varying levels of detail throughout the 3D IC assembly process.