Electronic Design

FDKs Target Mixed-Mode and RF Technologies

UMC and Mentor Graphics have partnered on a new series of analog/mixed-signal and RF foundry design kits (FDKs). The FDKs, containing comprehensive and validated building blocks at the transistor device level, help IC designers to jump-start design cycles on UMC’s 0.13-um and 90-nm mixed-mode/RF process nodes. Featuring Mentor’s analog/mixed-signal IC flow, the FDKs are poised to reduce time-to-market and optimize manufacturing success for analog, mixed-mode and RF SoCs.

The comprehensive FDKs include UMC Eldo simulation models, Calibre DRC, LVS and extraction technology files, schematic symbols and programmable device generators for supporting schematic driven layout and simulation, along with a set of configuration files for customization.

UMC's mainstream 0.13-um process employs up to eight layers of copper interconnects to enable a gate density of 220 kgates/mm2. UMC and Mentor Graphics will continue to extend FDK offerings to 65 nm and beyond by leveraging Mentor’s IC flow, which contains a unified design platform with a centralized design cockpit that allows seamless navigation throughout the entire analog mixed-signal IC design flow, from schematic capture, simulation and floor planning, to physical layout and final verification.

Contact Mentor or UMC directly for further information.

Mentor Graphics www.mentor.com

UMC www.umc.com

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