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A method is provided for designing a semiconductor chip having one or more functionally interfaced dynamic array sections. A virtual grate is laid out for conductive features used to define a gate electrode level of a dynamic array section. The virtual grate is defined by a framework of parallel lines defined at a substantially constant pitch. One or more conductive features are arranged along every line of the virtual grate. For each line of the virtual grate, a gap is defined between proximate ends of each pair of adjacent conductive features which are arranged along a common line of the virtual grate. Each gap is defined to maintain a substantially consistent separation between proximate ends of conductive features. Each conductive feature is defined to be devoid of a substantial change in direction, such that the conductive features remain substantially aligned to the framework of parallel lines of the virtual grate.

Title
Methods for designing semiconductor device with dynamic array section
Application Number
12/13356
Publication Number
7908578 (B2)
Application Date
January 11, 2008
Publication Date
March 15, 2011
Inventor
Michael C Smayling
Fremont
CA, US
Scott T Becker
Scotts Valley
CA, US
Agent
Martine Penilla & Gencarella
Assignee
Tela Innovations
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/50
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