Innovative UPMEM PIM-DRAM Requires Innovative Power Integrity Analysis

Innovative UPMEM PIM-DRAM Requires Innovative Power Integrity AnalysisUPMEM’s innovative PIM-DRAM module offers the IC industry potentially significant savings in both resource and operating costs. While the PIM-DRAM module offers new performance opportunities for a whole host of data-intensive applications, production of this innovative design faced some significant challenges. Two areas that were not well-served by existing tools and processes were power planning and power integrity verification. Because the PIM-DRAM process was so different from the typical digital design process, many of the tools and analysis methods simply didn’t exist. This paper discusses an innovative power integrity analysis solution that offers the performance and scalability needed to analyze the power implementation from floorplanning through tapeout using both dynamic and static analysis.