DAeRT: eInfochips' DFT Framework that Increases Productivity and Reduces Silicon Development Cycle
published in EDA on 16/03/2020
San Jose, California - March 16, 2020 - eInfochips (an Arrow Company) today announced it has built a proven framework for implementing DFT architecture for ASIC, which enables ~100% testability for ASIC designs. It supports various DFT methodologies starting with iJTAG/JTAG, MBIST, scan, ATPG, pattern validation, test-timing analysis, and post-silicon validation. It also supports Synthesis.
DAeRT is the result of eInfochips’ over two decades of experience in the DFT field. DAeRT gives flexibility to your flow based on GUI/non-GUI, to be filled with respective variables and it can take care of the entire execution of a specific stage. The DAeRT framework is part of the eInfochips DFT solution that includes MBIST, scan, iJTAG/JTAG, ATPG, and post-simulation, which helps to identify if any existing manufacturing defect exists after the fabrication of an SoC/ASIC.
With the increasing complexity of designs and with growing competition, chip designers face an increasing amount of pressure to reduce the time-to-market for chips while ensuring the chips function as intended. The DAeRT framework provides a platform for the designers to ensure that the implementation is done with high quality, because of the rigorous reviewing done by the framework at each stage, and with high automation, the time needed to implement also reduces exponentially.
"As a leading global service provider in the semiconductor industry, eInfochips makes significant investments in developing a robust framework called DAeRT which offers high automation flow while maintaining the strict quality of SoC," said Nirav Nanavati, Delivery Manager-ASIC who defines the overall architecture of the DAeRT. Besides, this framework helps to define the DFT architecture in such a way that it can reduce the shift power consumption by at least 10% and improve overall schedule by 5% for any project in the semiconductor industry, said by Mr. Saumil Modi – key developer of the framework & DFT architecture expert, working as a Technical Lead in eInfochips.