DESIGN ENABLEMENT

TowerJazz further enriches its leading Design Enablement offerings with EDA Partnerships

TowerJazz is recognized for our industry leading PDKs, models and design tools that give our customers a significant competitive market advantage with first time design success, optimal performance, and the shortest time to market at reduced cost.

During the past quarter, the Worldwide Design Enablement team at TowerJazz has partnered with multiple EDA vendors to enable new analog flows support, LDMOS physical parameter extraction, EMIR, PERC, automotive, and mmWave capabilities for our mutual customers. Below are some highlights of our latest activities:

  • Partnering with Mentor Graphics, we showcased Tanner/Nitro with ELDO and Calibre reference design that was presented at the last DAC in Austin. We developed analog constraint PERC checks that were presented at our Technical Global Symposium (TGS) in Korea and Japan as well as at the Mentor U2U Forums. These checks are targeted for automotive IC design for the TS18 and TPS65 platforms for power management and CIS, and include analog constraint (alignment, symmetry, etc.) and ESD robustness checks. A foundry industry first modeling for snapback based ESD clamps was also released also for the TS18 CMOS platform.
  • We partnered with Empyrean (ICScape) in developing reference designs for full analog flows that include Aether (analog design environment), Argus (physical verification) and ALPS (Spice) using the iPDK Pcell environment. We now support Magwel PTM for LDMOS by developing tech files that help our customers to attain accurate simulation for power management design. We also added ICV – Synopsys Physical verification to enable full Synopsys analog flows.
  • Partnering with Cadence, we presented a Voltus-Fi QA and reference flow that won the “Best Session Paper” award at CDNLive in Boston. This capability is now available in several of our PDKs and is enabling our customers to validate their designs for electromigration robustness and identify high IR-drop regions on a chip
  • Finally, we partnered with Keysight Technologies to release Momentum technology files for our 130nm SiGe BiCMOS (SBC13) RF/mmWave IC design platform.

For more information about our leading design enablement platform, please visit: http://www.towersemi.com/design-enablement.html.