Cadence Custom/AMS Flow Certified for the Samsung Foundry 3nm Advanced Process Technology for Early Design Starts
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced that its custom and analog/mixed-signal (AMS (News - Alert)) IC design flow has achieved certification for Samsung Foundry's 3nm GAA process technology for early design starts. The certification ensures mutual customers of Cadence and Samsung (News - Alert) Foundry have immediate access to a highly automated circuit design, layout, signoff and verification flow to efficiently design products for automotive, mobile, data center, artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging applications at 3nm.
The automated Cadence® custom and AMS full flow supports the company's Intelligent System Design™ strategy, enabling SoC design excellence. For more information on the Cadence custom and AMS flow that supports the Samsung 3nm process technology, visit www.cadence.com/go/CadenceSamsungAMS3nm.
When designing for the 3nm GAA process, the Cadence Virtuoso® layout flow provides a high level of automation and integration, enabling faster design closure with reduced numbers of iterations. The Cadence tools in the flow incorporate key features that are well suited for digitally assisted analog designs such as high performance, best-in-class analysis and verification capabilities developed in the Cadence Spectre® Accelerated (News - Alert) Parallel Simulator (APS). In addition, the Innovus™ Implementation System and the Cadence digital suite are enabled for the Samsung 3nm process node, allowing customers to implement larger, more complex digital blocks.
The complete, certified custom and AMS flow includes the Virtuoso ADE Suite, Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Virtuoso Layout Suite, Virtuoso Layout Suite Electrically Aware (News - Alert) Design (EAD), Spectre X Simulator, Voltus™-Fi Custom Power Integrity Solution, Quantus™ Extraction Solution, Litho Physical Analyzer (LPA), LDE Electrical Analyzer (LEA), Innovus Implementation System, and Pegasus™ Verification System. Key technical capabilities include:
"In collaboration with Samsung, we've achieved certification for our integrated AMS flow at 3nm GAA to drive continued advancements with next-generation design work," said KT (News - Alert) Moore, vice president, product management in the Custom IC and PCB Group at Cadence. "Based on our leading Virtuoso and Spectre platforms, the flow enables highly efficient AMS designs so our mutual customers can quickly complete complex 3nm designs to meet the needs of evolving end-markets, including automotive, AI, and 5G."
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