Nextgen Raster Benchmark

In order to get a sense of the speed of Nexgen Raster we have created our own GDSII data file (which can be freely exchanged unlike most of the proprietary data we have on hand ...) which represents a 300 mm wafer mask commonly used for flip chip redistribution. Such masks are generally rasterized at 0.5 um or 1.0 um grid as they have line widths and gaps on the order of 12-14 um.







rdl_array_wo_plating_ring.zip 2.29 MB zipped; 6.26 MB unzipped GDSII



Hardware

The hardware greatly affects the speed. The machine used for the timings below:

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8400 2.66 GHZ
8 GB RAM
7200 RPM Hard Drive
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Command Line

c:\WCAD\NextgenRaster\NextgenRaster64.exe

"+input:E:\cad_data\flip_chip_wafer\300mm\rdl_array_wo_plating_ring.gds"

"+out:E:\cad_data\flip_chip_wafer\300mm\out\benchmark.tif"

"-log:E:\cad_data\flip_chip_wafer\300mm\out\rdl_wafer_benchmark.log"

-cell:WAFER

-layers:2

-pixelsize:1.0

-format:TIFF

-tiles:NXY,1,4

This will produce 4 separate TIFF output files. Each will be the width of the wafer (300 mm) and each will be 1/4 of the height (75 mm).

Results

Timing information can be extracted from the log file.

NextGenRaster v1.0 (Jan 14 2015 15:16:43)

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COMMAND LINE:
c:\WCAD\NextgenRaster\NextgenRaster64.exe 
+input:E:\cad_data\flip_chip_wafer\300mm\rdl_array_wo_plating_ring.gds  
+out:E:\cad_data\flip_chip_wafer\300mm\out\benchmark.tif 
-cell:WAFER -layers:2 pixelsize:1.0 -format:TIFF 
-log:E:\cad_data\flip_chip_wafer\300mm\out\rdl_wafer_benchmark.log 
-tiles:NXY,1,4 

BEGIN RUN: 2015-01-19.13:26:59

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Total Time: 0h:0m:53.13s
Total Memory Used: 2G 573M 904K 
END RUN: 2015-01-19.13:27:52

It took a total of 53 seconds to produce (and write to disk) all 4 compressed TIFF files. If reduced time is required we would recommend a CPU with higher clock speed and a solid state drive to reduce write times to disk.




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