Valydate’s electronic design analysis and verification expertise is build up from three main areas of verification:
- Valydate’s Schematic Integrity Analysis is industry-leading and provides 100% netlist parametric verification. This analysis also identifies poor design practices and offers recommendations to improve clients’ designs.
- Complementing Valydate’s Schematic Integrity Analysis™, we also provide advanced Signal Integrity Analysis for both pre- and post-layout. Clients not only receive accurate and comprehensive Signal Integrity Reports but the Valydate team also offers recommendations to resolve any identified issues (removing impedance discontinuities, buffer insertions, driver upsizing, aggressor downsizing, wire shielding, routing changes, etc).
- Valydate also provides advanced Static Timing Analysis (STA) for both pre- and post-layout. We not only deliver accurate and comprehensive Static Timing Analysis Reports to our clients, but also offer recommendations to resolve any identified issues (optimizing routing constraints, back-annotation of track delays, tromboning of traces to match timing, etc).
The following table details what is required for each of Valydate’s analysis services.
Information Dependencies for Valydate Analysis (R = Required, D = Desired)
|Item||Schematic Integrity||Signal Integrity||Static Timing||Details|
|BoM with Refdes and Manufacturer's Part Numbers||R||Perfered that each RefDes is on online line. Simple .text or xls file|
|Netlist||R||R||R||Standard Netlist export Simple .txt|
|.PDF Schematic||R||Text-Searcable version .PDF with RefDes and manufacturer's part numbers|
|Custom Device Files||R||R||R||For each ASIC or Programmable, the Universal Constraints File (UFC) defining pins vs. technology vs. type|
|Product Spec||D||D||D||Helps context if available|
|HW Block Diagram||R||R||Showing major buses within the design vs. manufacturer's part number|
|Board CAD File||R||R||Example: Allegro .brd file|
|Board Stackup||R||R||Defining layers and materials|
|Schedule||R||R||R||Showing target layout start, layout complete and key review dates.|
|P.O.||R||R||R||Prior to work start|
|Typical Execution||2 wks||2-4 wks||2-4 wks||Varies with design complexity|
Valydate can quote on these services within a maximum of two business days from receipt of key data dependencies. To ease the delivery of this data, Valydate will setup a secure FTP login for your company. Your data never leaves the secure server environment at Valydate, and is never shared outside of the company.