Automated post-processing DRC (design rule checking) debugging flows enable designers to more quickly and accurately analyze and fix (or waive) a wide range of complex error conditions. With more precise and detailed information about a wide variety of DRC/DFM errors, as well as automated identification and filtering of any “false” errors, advanced debugging post-processing functionality helps design teams move rapidly through debugging flows, saving valuable time and resources, and improving design quality.

New and enhanced debugging strategies offer additional data that can improve and speed up many debugging processes:

  • Providing debug hints that help designers zero in on root cause
  • Performing post-verification processing of DRC results that insert additional properties to facilitate debugging flows
  • Automatically adjusting waiver tolerances