business unit Full Service Foundry today announced the availability of its new
analog/mixed signal high performance process design kit ("HIT-Kit")
for its 0.35um CMOS, High-Voltage CMOS and SiGe-BiCMOS specialty technologies.
Based on the latest version of Cadence Virtuoso (registered trademark of Cadence
Design Systems, Inc.) custom
design platform (IC 6.1 release), the new HIT-Kit significantly improves the
time-to-market for highly competitive products in the analog intensive mixed
signal arena. Supporting designers in creating their first-time-right mixed
signal designs even for complex systems, this comprehensive design kit with
its highly accurate simulation models and flexible pcells provides a proven
route to silicon.
The new HIT-Kit v4.0 is available for Cadence Design Systems' latest version
of Virtuoso custom design platform IC 6.1 and supports the high performance
0.35um process technologies C35 (CMOS), S35 (SiGe BiCMOS) and H35 (High-Voltage
CMOS). This new version includes silicon-qualified digital, analog and RF library
elements as well as fully characterized simulation models for a large set of
simulators, extraction and verification run sets and automatic layout device
generators. Hence product developers are enabled with a plug-and-play tool set
which facilitates "first time right" designs.
"This new HIT-Kit 4.0 is a result of austriamicrosystems continuous efforts
to deliver the best in class design environment to our customers," states
Thomas Riener, General Manager Full Service Foundry at austriamicrosystems.
"The usage of the new HIT-Kit enables our customers to access the latest
features of our high performance analog process technologies, such as the 120V
option of our advanced H35 technology."
All I/O structures within the design kit are silicon-validated and meet the
military ESD and JEDEC latch-up standards with I/O pads designed to surpass
2kV (H35 I/O pad cells only) HBM and 250mA latch-up immunity. In C35 technology
the total I/O libraries consist of more than 1800 cells supporting 3.3V and
3.3V/5V designs. The specialty High Voltage CMOS process H35 with its isolated
libraries offers even more than 2400 core and periphery cells.
To meet our customers` demands also in terms of flexibility, the HIT-Kit supports
RedHat EL 3.0, EL 4.0 and Sun Solaris 8, 9 and10 operating systems. Read more
details about this new HIT-Kit version on our Foundry Support Server at http://asic.austriamicrosystems.com/hitkit400.