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Dongbu, Cadence offer RTL-to-GDSII reference flow

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South Korean foundry Dongbu Electronics said that it has collaborated with Cadence Design Systems Inc. to jointly develop an RTL-to-GDSII reference flow, dubbed the DBE 130.2 reference flow. The flow, based on the Cadence Encounter Digital IC design platform, is intended for volume production of chips at the 130nm node.

The company described the new reference flows as "a complete front to back solution," including RTL and gate-level simulation and equivalence checking. The flow includes power optimization through clock-gating insertion, as well as proven prevention of signal-integrity problems through analysis and repair, the company said.

Dongbu also disclosed that it has joined the Cadence Foundry Program as an advocate partner. "Our collaboration with Cadence has been very productive, and we are quite happy with the results from the new reference flow," said Jae Song, Dongbu executive vice president, in a prepared statement.

In addition, the company said it is also jointly developing with Cadence process design kits (PDKs) for several Dongbu process technologies. These PDKs provide a link between foundry process data and the tools used in custom, analog and mixed-signal design methodologies.

- Dylan McGrath
EE Times

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