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Design kit supports TSMC's 180nm process

Posted: 09 Jun 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:design kit? TSMC? analog?

Magma Design Automation has released the Titan Analog Design Kit for TSMC 180nm and 65nm processes. The kit provides an analog design ecosystem that enables both Magma and TSMC customers to improve design quality and productivity.

The design kit implements Titan's model-based design methodology with Titan FlexCells, which are modular, process- and specification-independent, reusable analog building blocks. The kit contains technology-independent FlexCells, associated circuit schematics, symbols, test benches, complete documentation and a tutorial. It also features the Titan Analog Design Accelerator (Titan ADX), FlexCells, target process information and specification.

With the kit, Magma said users can create an analog design that meets their specified requirements as it enables very rapid analog design with re-usable FlexCell building blocks. The combination of FlexCells and Titan ADX's optimization engine enables designers to improve the quality and power performance of their circuits, Magma noted.

Further, the kit enables analog designers to quickly explore various design specifications and implement optimized designs, allowing TSMC customers a greater range of choices and more flexibility while designing critical analog IP. It also plugs directly into traditional analog design environments while reducing overall design time.

"We are pleased to have worked with Magma to help validate the correlation between Titan ADX results and FineSim Spice," said Suk Lee, director of design infrastructure marketing at TSMC, on the announcement.

"They have demonstrated, at 180nm and 65nm, that their analog optimization tool produces results, at those nodes, that are highly correlated to FineSim Spice, which is a TSMC qualified circuit simulator," Lee added.

Anirudh Devgan, general manager of Magma's custom design business unit, noted that the design kit offers significant advantages over traditional analog design flows.

"By validating Titan FlexCells correlation to spice, TSMC supports Titan's ability to make analog design faster and easier," Devgan said.

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