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austriamicro's Full Service Foundry introduces digital libraries

Posted: 04 Jan 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:austriamicrosystems? full service foundry? digital library? standard cell? i/o?

austriamicrosystems' business unit Full Service Foundry announced that it now offers digital libraries including standard cells, I/Os and memory compilers free of charge to its customers along with its 0.35?m foundry services.

The HIT-Kit analog process design kit is shipped with comprehensive free-of-charge cell libraries for austriamicro's TSMC-licensed and fully compatible 0.35?m CMOS-based process. Additionally, the libraries support the logic parts of the company's SiGe-BiCMOS and High Voltage processes. The digital standard cell library contains over 250 cells, optimized in area and for maximum routing density as demonstrated by benchmarks showing routing densities of over 17,500 gates per mm?, according to the press release.

All I/O structures within the design kit are silicon-validated and meet the military ESD and JEDEC latch-up standards with I/O pads designed to surpass 2kV HBM and 250mA latch-up immunity. The total I/O library consists of more than 750 cells supporting 3.3V and 3.3V/5V designs. In addition to free digital libraries, the HIT-Kit also includes general-purpose analog cells such as comparators, operational amplifiers, low power A/D and D/A converters, as well as the physical verification environment needed to complete a high-performance High Voltage or RF design. Supporting 3.3V and 5V operation and offering features such as poly-poly capacitors, thick top metal, high resistivity poly or special devices like schottky diodes, the HIT-Kit provides the flexibility needed to implement specialty analog applications.

"Our customers consider the HIT-Kit with its highly accurate simulation models and flexible device generators as the industry benchmark for analog process design kits. Our HIT-Kit provides all data and tools needed to create true first-time-right designs," commented Thomas Moerth, Manager Design Support for Full Service Foundry.

"Our process design kit and the QS9000-qualified design flow implemented in the HIT-Kit provide our customers with a proven, fast and efficient route to High Voltage CMOS or SiGe-BiCMOS silicon," Moerth added.

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