Common methods for ensuring robustness to PVT

  1. analogLow
    analogLow
    Hello all!

    Now that we have a few members, I am posing 2 questions to you all:
    1. What process are you designing in?
    2. How do you test for robustness to global and local variations?

    Any other comments or recommended practices are encouraged here too. :)

    cheers,
    analogLow
  2. analogLow
    analogLow
    My answers:

    1. I currently design in 65 nm CMOS.
    2. Typically, at each global process corner, I run a Monte-Carlo simulation (i.e. local variations). Usually I use 50 runs or more. I have built chips with this method and had pretty ok luck. I have done analog and digital parts with this method.

    Cheers,
    analogLow
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