Metrics for Evaluating a SI/PI tool

Discussion created by yu.yanfeng on Nov 15, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 16, 2012 by cristian.filip
  • 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.