Synopsys' Galaxy platform is production-proven on multiple designs based on ST's 28-nm FD-SOI technology.
The collaboration extends the Galaxy design flow to Samsung in support of their strategic agreement to offer dual sourcing of ST's 28-nm FD-SOI technology.
The Platform and Lynx Design System with support for ST and Samsung 28-nm FD-SOI process technology are available now. The 28-nm FD-SOI-enabled PDK, standard cells and memories for early design are available now from Samsung.
"28-nm FD-SOI is an ideal solution for customers looking for extra performance and power efficiency at the 28-nm node without having to migrate to 20-nm," said Dr. Shawn Han, vice president of foundry marketing, Samsung Electronics. "Our close collaboration with Synopsys and ST will enable designers to reduce risk, accelerate time-to-market, minimize power and maximize performance to expand 28-nm FD-SOI adoption."
"Because the Galaxy Design Platform is silicon-proven on ST's 28-nm FD-SOI process with multiple tapeouts of low power designs running in the gigahertz frequency range, customers can adopt this technology with confidence," said Antun Domic, executive vice president and general manager, Design Group at Synopsys.