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Tower selects Artisan digital, mixed-signal IP platform

Posted: 26 Jul 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:tower semiconductor? mixed-signal ip? cmos process? eda tools?

Tower Semiconductor and Artisan Components Inc. have signed a license agreement under which Artisan will develop and deliver its digital and mixed-signal IP platform for Tower's advanced 0.13?m CMOS process. The agreement extends Artisan's and Tower's relationship and provides customers access to comprehensive IP solutions to help meet their next-generation, IC design and silicon requirements.

The licensed platform includes a selection of Artisan's advanced SRAM, ROM and register-file generators as well as Artisan's SAGE-X standard cell library and general-purpose I/O cells. The 0.13?m platform conforms to the Artisan design standard and is expected to be delivered with Artisan's extensive set of views and models in support of industry EDA tools.

Additionally, the agreement calls for Artisan to deliver its Velocity PCI Express PHY compliant with PCI Express Specification 1.0A and PIPE (Physical Interface for PCI Express). The PHY is expected to be delivered with comprehensive support for leading EDA tools and validated in silicon with characterization reports.

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