X-FAB goes with Cadence for analogue/mixed-signal design flow
The kit, which is based on the mixed-signal flow from Cadence Design Systems, will be used for constraint-driven design, mixed-signal simulation, floorplanning, schematic-driven layout, automated routing, timing-driven digital block implementation and sign-off.
The Kit includes an OpenAccess PDK to enable mixed-signal designs for 180nm and other technologies.
The A/MS Reference Kit covers a number of Cadence design tools and flows for analogue IC prototyping and analogue IC layout automation, full-chip A/MS simulation, analogue-on-top mixed-signal implementation, automated custom routing, and digital block implementation.
“The new A/MS Reference Kit is a result of our close technical collaboration with X-FAB,” said Dr. Chi-Ping Hsu, senior v-p for R&D at Cadence.
“Today’s tight project schedules and time-to-market constraints require the best use of available EDA tools, and more automation for all design tasks,” said Thomas Ramsch, director design support at X-FAB.
“Designers who adopt X-FAB’s mixed-signal flow with Cadence Virtuoso XL and GXL features, and Cadence Encounter Digital Implementation System integrated on OpenAccess, gain significant advantage by accelerating the design process,” said Ramsch.cadence virtuoso, floorplanning, signal design, signal flow