Logic Design for Array-Based Circuits
Copyright © 1996, 2001, 2002 Donnamaie E. White
Last Edit September 2, 2001
On the completion of the design verificaton and simulation for the circuit, the design submission package is assembled. This package must pass through a design acceptance review before the array vendor will accept it.
The requirement of design submission is specific - provide the array vendor with sufficient infoprmation to be able to evaluate the design, reproduce the simulation on their own internal systems, place and route the circuit, and produce Back-Annotated simulations that meet the customer's requirements.
Design submission requirements vary widely in their specific forms and supplemental material. As an added support feature, AMCC created AMCCSUBMIT - a design submission documentation program that prompts for design validation questions and for information required to document submitted simulation files. To better discuss this process, the following is the current AMCC design submission document, referencing AMCCSUMBIT and the validation questions.
Regardless of the forms it may take or be required to be in, the same basic information is required for any design submission. Variations occur when the array vendor is contracted to perform some or all of the design process to the customer's specifications.
Case Study: AMCC Design Submission
Submitting A Circuit Design To AMCC (1990)
The following document has been designed to ensure the AMCC customer, of a successful transition from concept to finished part. It is a summary of the items required for the submission of a BiCMOS or bipolar array-based circuit design to AMCC when:
The items described herein must be submitted to AMCC for use in the acceptance design review prior to committing the design to layout. These are the critical information transfers which, if not completed, may delay the acceptance of the circuit.
Schematics are to be prepared following AMCC schematic conventions. Refer to the design manual for further information. Sections provide a detailed description of the AMCC rules for both EWS-generated and non-EWS-generated schematics.
A design cannot be processed without the required test vectors. Functional simulation and at-speed simulation or timing verification are required prior to releasing a design to layout. Parametric simulation may also be required. AC Tests are optional. For information on the test vector requirements and simulation procedures, refer to Volume II, Section 4, "Vector Submission Rules and Guidelines".