Last Edit September 2, 2001
On the completion of the design verificaton and simulation for the circuit,
the design submission package is assembled. This package must pass through
a design acceptance review before the array vendor will accept it.
The requirement of design submission is specific - provide the array
vendor with sufficient infoprmation to be able to evaluate the design,
reproduce the simulation on their own internal systems, place and route
the circuit, and produce Back-Annotated simulations that meet the customer's
Design submission requirements vary widely in their specific forms and
supplemental material. As an added support feature, AMCC created AMCCSUBMIT
- a design submission documentation program that prompts for design validation
questions and for information required to document submitted simulation
files. To better discuss this process, the following is the current AMCC
design submission document, referencing AMCCSUMBIT and the validation
Regardless of the forms it may take or be required to be in, the same
basic information is required for any design submission. Variations occur
when the array vendor is contracted to perform some or all of the design
process to the customer's specifications.
Case Study: AMCC Design Submission
Submitting A Circuit Design To AMCC (1990)
The following document has been designed to ensure the AMCC customer,
of a successful transition from concept to finished part. It is a summary
of the items required for the submission of a BiCMOS or bipolar array-based
circuit design to AMCC when:
- the schematic capure and simulation vector generation has been performed
by the customer;
- the design entry is via a description language or netlist and simulation
vector generation has been performed by the customer.
The items described herein must be submitted to AMCC for use in the acceptance
design review prior to committing the design to layout. These are the
critical information transfers which, if not completed, may delay the
acceptance of the circuit.
Schematics are to be prepared following AMCC schematic conventions. Refer
to the design manual for further information. Sections provide a detailed
description of the AMCC rules for both EWS-generated and non-EWS-generated
A design cannot be processed without the required test vectors. Functional
simulation and at-speed simulation or timing verification are required
prior to releasing a design to layout. Parametric simulation may also
be required. AC Tests are optional. For information on the test vector
requirements and simulation procedures, refer to Volume II, Section 4,
"Vector Submission Rules and Guidelines".
AMCC Array Design Submission With AMCCSUBMIT
AMCCSUBMIT must be run and the questions answered. It will produce
a summary of the documentation required for a successful design submission.
Where information is requested that is not available due to the type
of design submission and the contract, indicate why the information
is not being supplied.
AMCC Assigned Circuit Name (required identification)
When AMCC has received a purchase order for a circuit, AMCC assigns
a code name (a.k.a circuit name, product name) to protect the proprietary
nature of the circuit. This code name should appear on the submission
document and on all hardcopy documents as a single point of reference.
It should be attached to the schematic chip macro as the PRODUCT_NAME
If no such name assignment exists, use the first 4-6 letters of the
company name as the code name ID.
AMCC Assigned DEVICE_NUMBER [may use default]
Assigned with the PRODUCT_NAME, the DEVICE_NUMBER serves to identify
the individual circuit. It may be defaulted if no number has been