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Welcome Again!

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Posted in AMS Assertions, AMS Circuits, AMS EDA tools, analog, Analog and Custom Layout, analog design, Behavioral Modeling, Cell Characterization, Custom Designer, Device Modeling, EDA, Fast-SPICE, Mixed Signal/Cosimulation, Nanometer CMOS, Reliability, RF, Signal Integrity, SPICE, verification |

 

NanoTime Static Timing in Custom Designer

NanoTime is our transistor-level static timing product for custom designs. Since Custom Designer is for custom design too it was natural that we’d integrate the two tools together. Released in June of 2010, the NanoTime integration into Custom Designer lets users do concurrent timing and SI analysis for designs of up to 6 million devices and see the whole timing picture in schematics and layout.

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Posted in Analog and Custom Layout, Custom Designer, Nanometer CMOS |

 

Only Three Months to Get There

For those of you who made it to the recent San Jose SNUG meeting, you may have noticed a presentation titled, “Using Custom Designer to ‘Blow Up’ a Design”. I can assure you there were no pyrotechnics involved – the ‘Blow Up” really meant ‘Scale Up” since the paper detailed how we were able to use the power of Custom Designer to reverse the sands of time.  Our normal IP flow is a forward migration from an existing process node down the scaling curve to a more advanced – smaller – node.  In this case, several customers requested a 130nm implementation of a piece of our production proven IP that had just been released on 65nm. Our customer made this request for a variety of reasons but one key reason was tied to the higher cost of 65nm mask production. Moving the design to 130nm would save them a ton of money even if it seems to be moving backwards.

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Posted in AMS Circuits, AMS EDA tools, analog, analog design, Custom Designer, EDA, Fast-SPICE, Nanometer CMOS, SPICE |

 

The Long, Hard Road

I’m new to this blog stuff. I usually spend my days with my head down working through specs, schedules and the accompanying blizzard of emails and phone calls as we work out the details of the next big release. So, again, welcome–and here we go!

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Posted in AMS EDA tools, analog, analog design, Custom Designer, EDA |

 

Welcome to the New Custom Design Blog!

Hello, and welcome to our new blog on the state of custom and AMS IC design at Synopsys. We set out some years ago to address the need for alternatives in custom and analog design software, and with the launch of Galaxy Custom Designer in 2008 we are seeing that vision realized.

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Posted in AMS Circuits, AMS EDA tools, analog, analog design, Custom Designer, EDA, Fast-SPICE, Nanometer CMOS, SPICE, Wireless |