Cadence and Samsung Accelerate 3nm Mixed-Signal Silicon
Cadence Design Systems (News - Alert), Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced that it has collaborated with Samsung Foundry to deliver qualified Mixed-Signal OpenAccess-ready process design kit (PDK) technology files that support a range of Samsung (News - Alert) process technologies from 28FDS to GAA base 3nm. The Mixed-Signal OpenAccess-ready PDK allows mutual customers to speed their time to market by ensuring that the qualified Cadence® custom and digital design tools seamlessly interoperate on various Samsung process technologies. The Mixed-Signal OpenAccess-ready PDK improves productivity for mixed-signal designs used in data centers, networking, 5G, mobile, industrial and automotive applications.
The Cadence digital tools included with the Mixed-Signal OpenAccess PDK for Samsung process technologies are 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, Tempus™ Timing Signoff Solution, Voltus™-Fi Custom Power Integrity Solution, and Litho Physical Analyzer. The Cadence custom tools included in the PDK are the Virtuoso® ADE (News - Alert) Product Suite, Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Virtuoso Layout Suite, Virtuoso Layout Suite Electrically Aware Design (EAD), Spectre® X Simulator, and LDE Electrical Analyzer.
Using the Mixed-Signal OpenAccess-ready PDK with the Virtuoso and Innovus platforms, customers can seamlessly access mixed-signal designs in a common OpenAccess database. This co-design methodology promotes shared responsibilities and collaboration between the analog and digital teams for chip planning, design, implementation, physical verification, and signoff, improving overall productivity and increasing design throughput.
The Mixed-Signal OpenAccess-ready PDK enables the use of the flows, which offer:
"In collaboration with Samsung, we've developed a Mixed-Signal OpenAccess PDK that enables customers to create mixed-signal designs for emerging applications more effectively," said Michael Jackson (News - Alert), corporate vice president, R&D in the Digital & Signoff Group at Cadence. "With this new PDK, customers can leverage the Cadence digital and custom tools and Samsung's process technologies to achieve improved power, performance, and area and successfully deliver new designs within tight market windows."
The Cadence digital and custom flow supports the Cadence Intelligent System Design™ strategy, enabling customers to achieve system-on-chip (SoC) design excellence. To learn more about the Cadence Mixed-Signal OpenAccess PDK for Samsung technology, visit www.cadence.com/go/Samsung3nmMS.
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