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PDK and reference flow for 0.18um power management process

Posted: 21 Jan 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:power management? 0.18um? design kit? schematic capture software? layout editor?

IC designer, Tanner EDA, and specialty foundry, TowerJazz, have completed qualification of Tanner EDA�s process design kit (PDK) for TowerJazz�s 0.18um Power Management process. This design kit includes symbol libraries for Tanner EDA�s S-Edit schematic capture software as well as parameterized layout generators for its widely installed layout editor, L-Edit.

To complement this PDK, the companies have launched TowerJazz�s Power Management AMS Reference Flow, which consists of a comprehensive design flow and a Band Gap Reference design that together enable mutual customers with a productive and open custom design solution. The synergy of TowerJazz�s power management process with detailed steps/layout tools from Tanner EDA provides analog and mixed-signal IC designers the ability to quickly and accurately build power management chips, including driver ICs, battery/portable power management, and power control for PCs for consumer, communications, and computing applications.

The TowerJazz AMS PM Reference Flow includes a reference design that is based on the TowerJazz 180-nm iPDK. Complete documentation covering the overall flow as well as the detailed reference flow steps is also included.

TowerJazz 180-nm benefits: The process offers a cost-effective solution bringing modular add-ons such as a unique zero-mask-adder multi-programmable non-volatile memory (NVM) solution, thick copper-top metallization for high current drive, and optional 1.8V gate for heavy digital power management integrated circuits; It also offers scalable LDMOS devices that provide excellent area optimization of the power devices for up to 60 volts, all with very low mask count.

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