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Virtuoso Liberate MX Memory Characterization Solution 


Memory Characterization

The Cadence® Virtuoso® Liberate™ MX memory characterization solution enables fast and accurate characterization of large embedded memories to create instance-specific memory models for timing, power, and noise.

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The Liberate MX solution extends Cadence’s ultra-fast standard cell and I/O library characterization capabilities to cover larger macro blocks such as memory and custom cores. Macro blocks require additional pre-analysis steps in order to make fast and accurate characterization feasible. The Liberate MX solution leverages a network of distributed CPUs and utilizes the patented Inside View technology for optimizing characterization runtime. In this way, memories and cores can be characterized quickly and easily with the same accuracy and methods as standard cells, including the generation of timing constraints and modeling of current source models for timing and noise.

Features/Benefits
  • Uses both a full-block view and partitioned sub-block views to characterize large macro blocks efficiently and accurately
  • Full-block view is used to characterize power and drive the creation of sub-block partitions
  • Employs unique “dynamic partitioning” technology for optimized runtime
  • Performs independently accurate SPICE characterization runs on decomposed partitions