Magma’s Titan and FineSim Validated for LFoundryiPDKs

Magma Design Automation, a provider of chip design software, and LFoundry, the customer-specific manufacturer of choice for analog, mixed-signal and specialized technologies, have announced the LFoundry's interoperable process design kits (iPDKs) are validated for use with the Titan Mixed-Signal Design Platform, Titan Acclerators and FineSim circuit simulator for 0.15-micron technology platforms. The combination of Magma's Titan and FineSim software and LFoundry's process technology will accelerate development of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) products, especially for European system-on-chip (SoC) developers.

LFoundry's 0.15-micron process offers high performance for RF applications, with results comparable to 0.13-micron technologies. The Titan Mixed-Signal Design Platform is a unified mixed-signal design cockpit with a very high capacity and a very fast database access mechanism. Titan comprises user-friendly full-custom schematic and layout editors, an analog simulation environment integrated with the super-fast and accurate FineSim simulator, correct-by-design schematic-driven layout and integration with Magma's tools for physical verification and digital implementation. The LFoundry iPDK's detailed flow steps and advanced Titan and FineSim capabilities provide LFoundry and Magma customers with improved productivity and faster turnaround time for analog/mixed-signal design.

LFoundryiPDKs will provide designers quick and flexible access to an advanced 0.15-micron foundry platform. The 0.15-micron platform, with I/O voltages of 1.8V, 3.3V and 5.0V on PMOS and NMOS for high-speed and low-leakage applications, includes a modular LDMOS designed for RF and HV applications. Further enhancements include one-time programmable (OTP) memory, SRAM, EEPROM and area-optimized Flash, an 8-bit microcontroller, various ADCs (analog-to-digital converters) and several more modular IP options for advanced system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

The Titan environment includes the Titan Mixed-Signal Design Platform and a set of point-tool technologies known as the Titan Accelerators. The Titan Mixed-Signal Platform is the industry's first true mixed-signal design platform. It integrates implementation and verification while delivering first-time-correct, predictable mixed-signal designs. The Titan mixed-signal platform includes user-friendly full-custom schematic and layout editors, an analog simulation environment integrated with the FineSim simulator, correct-by-design schematic-driven layout.

Titan Accelerators are advanced technology solutions that dramatically improve analog/mixed-signal design productivity and reuse. Titan Analog Virtual Prototyper (AVP) is a layout-aware schematic design tool that performs simultaneous electrical and physical co-design for rapid schematic-to-layout convergence. Titan Analog Layout Accelerator (ALX) automates migration of analog cell layouts to new process technologies while preserving design intent. Titan Shape-Based Router (SBR) automates difficult routing tasks to deliver a 10X improvement in routing productivity.

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