Patent Number: 8,818,784

Title: Hardware description language (HDL) incorporating statistically derived data and related methods

Abstract: A method of designing a circuit can include modeling one or more circuits in a hardware design language (HDL) (102) and confirming a basic behavior of such models (104). If a basic behavior has been met, the model can be modified to include an algorithm that is based on an experimental statistical analysis of manufactured circuits representing particular condition (e.g., factor) limits (referred to as "corners") (106). Once a circuit model has been modified to include an algorithm that can represent performance corners, a simulation can be run that will represent circuit response at such an operational corner (110).

Inventors: Rubero; Jason (Moscow, ID), Thurgood; Jonathan (Pullman, WA)

Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/50 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018