Mentor Graphics Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform

Mentor Graphics introduced their Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform for complex custom ICs. The platform enables a team of people to work concurrently in the same area of a design to implement late-stage ECOs, and speeds the custom routing phase while delivering an optimized route. The Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform eliminates serious custom IC design and verification pain points. The Mentor Graphics platform is available now.

Mentor Graphics Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform

Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform Features

  • Includes design data management, design capture, simulation control, results visualization, layout editor with floorplanning, concurrent editing and a custom router
  • Enables multiple designers, on the same local network, to work simultaneously on the same database to accelerate final chip assembly and DRC fixing
  • Pyxis Custom Router automates analog and mixed-signal routing at the transistor, cell, block and chip levels
  • Handles hierarchical constraint propagation throughout the design with both global routing for congestion mitigation and detailed routing for rich net-by-net constraint application
  • Integrated with 2.5D interconnect parasitic extraction for support of advanced process technologies
  • Calibre RealTime interface enables sign-off quality DRC using standard Calibre decks for dynamic design rule checking during editing
  • Supports the interchange of design data via OpenAccess, iPDK, EDIF, LEF/DEF
  • Eliminates serious custom IC design and verification pain points
  • Step function improvement to current custom IC design and verification tools
  • Tuned for analog/mixed-signal (AMS) and custom digital designs
  • Extensive customization is not required
  • Tightly integrated with the Mentor family of AMS simulators and AMS verification solutions
  • Easy to learn and use, and also provide advance functionality for advanced users

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