By DE Editors
Magma Design Automation, a provider of chip design software, has announced that TSMC has validated the Titan Mixed-Signal Design Platform and FineSim SPICE and FineSim Pro circuit simulation products for inclusion in TSMC’s Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) Reference Flow 2.0.
The TSMC AMS Reference Flow 2.0 targets its most advanced 28-nanometer (nm) process technology and includes a design kit and new custom design methodologies. Magma’s Titan Mixed-Signal Design Platform and FineSim circuit simulator have been applied to support the enhanced flow. With Magma’s advanced technology and the TSMC AMS Reference Flow 2.0 flow, the companies say mutual customers can accelerate the design and manufacture of next-generation analog/mixed-signal IC designs.
Titan and FineSim provide an integrated analog design and simulation platform that complies with the requirements of the TSMC AMS Reference Flow 2.0. Titan provides a Layout-Dependent-Effects (LDE)-aware flow that allows users to account for these effects during schematic design, and performs custom wire load emulation allowing users to include parasitic effects early in the circuit design and simulation flow. Titan also provides a parasitic wrapper that enables schematic engineering change order (ECO) emulation with parasitic and LDE parameters, allowing users to make schematic changes and factor in LPE and RC effects.
FineSim SPICE and FineSim Pro work with Titan to enable SPICE-level simulation and post-layout simulation with extracted parasitics. FineSim SPICE is a SPICE-level simulation analysis tool that incorporates transistor-level simulation analysis capabilities for mixed-signal and analog designs. FineSim Pro supports multi-CPU simulations.
For more information, visit Magma Design Automation.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.