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 core to io distance 

Last post 11-16-2008 9:03 PM by gops. 4 replies.
Started by gops 12 Nov 2008 04:05 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 1780 views
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  • 11-12-2008 4:05 AM

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    core to io distance Reply
    What is the criteria for choosing CORE TO IO DISTANCE??How should i select the core to IO distance
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  • 11-12-2008 11:45 AM

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    Re: core to io distance Reply

     This really depends on the requirements of the design, but a typical thing to do is to leave enough space between the IO ring and the core for your core power rings.

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  • 11-13-2008 8:18 PM

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    Re: core to io distance Reply
    Hi Kari;
     
    Thanks for the reply.
     
    Can you be more specific.You said i can give enough space.
    If i'm have a power ring width of 5u for VDD and 5u for VSS and a spacing of 2.5u between the rails can you say some approximate core to IO distance.Can i fix the distance as 5u+5u+2.5u=12.5u.
    Also please tell me what is the significance of adding a offset for the power rails from the core? How should i fix that distance?
     
    thanks
    gops
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  • 11-14-2008 9:55 AM

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    Re: core to io distance Reply

     Hi Gops,

    You're on the right track! You definitely want enough space for your VDD and VSS ring plus the space between them (5u+5u+2.5u), but also add some space for the distance from the edge of your IO cells to the start of the pwr/gnd ring and from the other side of the pwr/gnd ring to the core, so that you don't have metal spacing violations in these areas. You could look in your LEF file for the largest spacing rule for the metals and use that value (use the spacing rule for the widest metal on the IO side, since there may be wide metal busses inside the IO).

     Hope that helps,

     - Kari

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  • 11-16-2008 9:03 PM

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    Re: core to io distance Reply
    Hi Kari;

    thanks for the reply.

    gops
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