GLOBALFOUNDRIES Collaborates with Cadence on Availability of Mixed-Signal OpenAccess PDK for 22FDX Platform to Enable Advanced Mixed-Signal and mmWave Design
Cadence Design Systems (News - Alert), Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced a collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®) that resulted in the availability of a Mixed-Signal OpenAccess process design kit (PDK) that supports GF's 22FDX® platform. To advance the adoption of the 22FDX platform and help customers speed time to market, the PDK ensures that the qualified Cadence® digital, custom and RF design tools seamlessly interoperate with the GF 22FDX platform, simplifying next-generation 5G mmWave, edge artificial intelligence (AI), IoT and automotive application design. The announcement was made at GF's annual Global Technology (News - Alert) Conference (GTC).
The Mixed-Signal OpenAccess PDK for the GF 22FDX platform enables a highly interoperable flow featuring the Cadence digital full flow and the Cadence custom and RF platforms. The digital full flow includes the Innovus™ Implementation System, Genus™ Synthesis Solution, Liberate™ Characterization Suite, Tempus™ Timing Signoff Solution, Voltus™ IC Power Integrity Solution, Quantus™ Extraction Solution, Physical Verification System, and Litho Physical Analyzer. The Cadence custom and RF platforms include the Spectre® Simulation Platform including Spectre X and Spectre RF Simulators, Virtuoso® Design Platform, EMX® Planar 3D Simulator, Virtuoso Integrated Physical Verification System and Voltus-Fi Custom Power Integrity Solution. The Mixed-Signal OpenAccess PDK enables the use of the flows, which offer:
"Cadence and GF worked together to develop a seamless design methodology, thereby giving users a way to implement robust, reliable designs quickly," said KT (News - Alert) Moore, vice president, product management in the Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence. "With the new Mixed-Signal OpenAccess PDK, customers can leverage Cadence digital, custom and RF tools and GF's 22FDX platform to achieve faster design convergence and improved power, performance, and area metrics that enable them to stay in front of the competition."
The Cadence digital full flow, custom and RF platforms support the Cadence Intelligent System Design™ strategy, enabling customers to achieve SoC design excellence. To learn more about Cadence advanced-node solutions, visit www.cadence.com/go/andesigns.
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