Synopsys’ unified mixed-signal IC design solution has been qualified for TowerJazz’s power management analog/mixed-signal reference design flow (Reference Flow 2.0) and 180-nanometer (nm) Power Management (PM) interoperable process design kit (iPDK). Synopsys’ tool suite, the foundry iPDK and reference design flow are verified to seamlessly work together to enable designers to quickly become productive.
According to Synopsys, designers need a unified implementation and verification solution to stay productive and competitive. This is because ICs are becoming more heterogeneous with a mix of cell-based and custom implementation. Synopsys’ unified mixed-signal IC design solution helps designers manage the increased complexity and aggressive development schedules of mixed-signal designs.
Synopsys’ unified mixed-signal IC design flow includes the IC Compiler and Galaxy Custom Designer physical co-design implementation solution, HSPICE circuit simulation, CustomSim FastSPICE simulation, CustomSim-VCS mixed-signal co-simulation, IC Validator physical verification, and StarRC parasitic extraction tools.
The TowerJazz PM Reference Flow 2.0 includes a reference design based on a 180-nm iPDK for the bipolar CMOS DMOS (BCD) process. The TowerJazz BCD power management process platform offers the combination of 180-nm CMOS logic density with a wide range of high-voltage power devices on a single chip to enable the design of complex power management integrated circuits (ICs).