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Dongbu provides iPDK support for Synopsys' Custom Compiler solution

Posted: 04 May 2016 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:iPDKs? mixed signal chips? analogue/power?

Dongbu HiTek and Synopsys recently unveiled the interoperable Process Design Kits (iPDKs) that enable Dongbu HiTek foundry customers using Synopsys' Custom Compiler solution to design specialised targets analogue/power and mixed-signal chips.

The new iPDKs initially support Dongbu HiTek's mixed-signal process nodes at 0.11?m as well as BCDMOS technology at 0.18?m node operating at 1.8V/5V and up to 30V with LDMOS. The combination of the iPDKs and Custom Compiler's ability to shorten analogue layout tasks from days to hours will enable mutual customers to design specialised analogue/power and mixed-signal chips that target high-growth markets.

"Our mixed-signal foundry processes support a host of applications ranging from home and handheld electronics to automotive and industrial systems," noted G.T. Kwon, vice president of technology enabling at Dongbu HiTek.

Kwon confirmed that the two new iPDKs co-developed with Synopsys are available now. "The two new iPDKs support our 0.11?m mixed-signal process, which works for implementing audio codecs and DACs, and our 0.18?m BCDMOS, which is for designing PMICs, data converters, wireless chargers and LED drivers. The applications for such analogue-intensive chips include smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions."

The Korean foundry reports that it intends continue to collaborate with Synopsys to develop additional iPDKs. Expected to be introduced later this year, forthcoming iPDKs will support 90nm (nm) mixed-signal designs as well as 0.18?m BCDMOS designs that deploy LDMOS to operate up to 45V/60V.

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