Patent Number: 6,311,147

Title: Integrated circuit power net analysis

Abstract: A method for power net analysis of integrated circuits is provided. A circuit simulator determines current values for integrated circuit devices at specified supply voltages. A power net simulator uses the current values to calculate characteristics of the power net. The characteristics include voltage drop, current density and ground bounce. A layout representation of the power net is shown on a computer display along with the user-specified characteristics.

Inventors: Tuan; Jeh-Fu (San Jose, CA), He; Peiqi (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.

International Classification: G01R 31/28 (20060101); G06F 17/50 (20060101); H01L 23/48 (20060101); H01L 23/50 (20060101); G06F 017/50 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018