Thursday, April 1, 2010

what is Multi mode multi corner analysis MMMC analysis

What's a Mode
A mode is defined by a set of clocks, supply voltages, timing constraints, and libraries. It can also have annotation data, such as SDF or parasitics files.
Many chip have multiple modes such as functional modes, test mode, sleep mode, and etc.

What's a Corner
A corner is defined as a set of libraries characterized for process, voltage, and temperature variations.
Corners are not dependent on functional settings; they are meant to capture variations in the manufacturing process, along with expected variations in the voltage and temperature of the environment in which the chip will operate .