Interpreting SSTA Results with Correlation [chapter]

Zeqin Wu, Philippe Maurine, Nadine Azemard, Gille Ducharme
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Statistical Static Timing Analysis (SSTA) is becoming necessary; but has not been widely adopted. One of those arguments against the use is that results of SSTA are difficult to make use of for circuit design. In this paper, by introducing conditional moments, we propose a path-based statistical timing approach, which permits us to consider gate topology and switching process induced correlations. With the help of this gate-to-gate delay correlation, differences between results of SSTA and
more » ... of Worst-case Timing Analysis (WTA) are interpreted. Numerical results demonstrate that path delay means and standard deviations estimated by the proposed approach have absolute values of relative errors respectively less than 5% and 10%.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-11802-9_6 fatcat:dd5ey5hcofebpbspiryns6p4jy