Tuesday 20 October 2015

Filler cells

Filler cells are used to establish the continuity of the N- well and the implant layers on the standard cell rows, some of the small cells also don’t have the bulk connection (substrate connection) because of their small size (thin cells). In those cases, the abutment of cells through inserting filler cells can connect those substrates of small cells to the power/ground nets. i.e. those thin cells can use the bulk connection of the other cells (this is one of the reason why you get standalone LVS check failed on some cells).

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