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Cadence takes on OpenAccess 2.2 across all electronic designs

Posted: 12 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ic implementation? design for manufacturing? openaccess 2.0?

Cadence Design Systems Inc. has adopted the industry-standard OpenAccess 2.2 as a unified database for its IC implementation platforms and DFM solutions. Building on its current support for OpenAccess 2.0, Cadence's adoption of OpenAccess 2.2 will further improve the efficiency of design-data exchange and enhance customers' ability to tightly integrate internal applications with Cadence products into a seamless flow.

The Cadence platforms and products for which OpenAccess 2.2 support will be offered include the Encounter digital IC design and the Virtuoso custom design platforms, along with DFM and Allegro Package designer for IC package design products. The OA 2.2 supported software releases for these platforms and products are available now and Cadence is working with select customers to support their adoption.

Philippe Magarshack, group VP of FTM - Central CAD said that the company intends to deploy the OpenAccess-based chip-integration flow to their 65nm process designs going into tapeout later this year.

Jim Miller Jr., SVP of development at Cadence, noted that all their new IC Implementation product developments will leverage OpenAccess, specifically their Virtuoso custom design platform, where the company is leveraging the expanded data model to build new features and capabilities on top of OA.

Cadence, as the founding member of the OpenAccess Coalition and the original developer and contributor of the technology, is fully committed to open collaboration, said Jan Willis, SVP of Industry Alliances at Cadence. "OpenAccess continues to be the only viable database choice to support mixed-signal chips or silicon-package co-design in one database. Our continued investment in the OpenAccess Coalition, the OpenAccess technology and its subsequent adoption and support within our design platforms and product lines is our way of delivering on our commitment to customers' success and improved interoperability," commented Willis.

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