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SMIC adopts Mentor simulation tool

Posted: 11 Jan 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Semiconductor Mfg Int.? SMIC? Mentor Graphics? Eldo? simulation tool?

Semiconductor Mfg Int. Corp. (SMIC) and Mentor Graphics Corp. jointly announced that SMIC has adopted Mentor's Eldo simulation tool as an internal SPICE simulator for analog circuits. SMIC fully supports Mentor's Eldo based on its proven performance and convergence capabilities. In addition to 0.185m, SMIC will now provide Eldo device models on SMIC's 0.135m and smaller process technologies aimed at satisfying the design needs of Mentor's and SMIC's mutual customers.

"SMIC conducted comprehensive evaluations of Mentor's Eldo capabilities, and the extensive results demonstrated that it is an ideal simulation tool for our technologies," said Paul OuYang, VP of Design Services at SMIC. "Eldo now forms part of our sign-off tools for designs targeting 0.135m and below processes."

The Mentor Graphics ADVance MS (ADMS) tool is a single-kernel, language-neutral functional verification environment for digital, analog, mixed-signal and RF circuits. This platform is built upon four high-performance, customer-proven simulation technologies: the Eldo tool for analog, ModelSim for digital, Mach for transistor-level, and the Eldo RF for RF simulations. The ADMS supports most of the design languages, including VHDL, VHDL-AMS, Verilog, Verilog-AMS, SystemC, SystemVerilog, Spice and C, for the design and verification of mixed-signal system and SoC.

"We are extremely pleased to be working closely with SMIC and providing them with a complete simulation solution through Eldo," commented Jue-Hisen Chern, VP and GM of deep submicron division, Mentor. "With their proven analog design simulation capability, SMIC will continue to be at the forefront of chip designs, while Mentor's Eldo strives to be the simulator of choice for IC silicon vendors and fabless design centers."

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