2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2012 2:59 PM by cristian.filip

    Metrics for Evaluating a SI/PI tool

      • Accuracy: How accurate it is ?

      • Speed: How fast it run?
      • Capacity : How complex board can be supported ?
      • Compatibility : How many layout database supports?
      • Integration : How well it get integrated with your design flow?
      • Support:  How well the support be?
      • Value for the dollar: How much it costs?

      The priority of these seven attributes really depends on what you are designing.


      Above is what Daniel comments on evaluating Spice simulator on SEMIWIKI.  I agree it  and think it's true to evaluate a SI/PI tool(The underlines red was added by me).   We don't see there is a holistic solution to cover above aspects well.