Demonstrates Custom Design Support for TSMC 20nm Processes
SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 10, 2012 — MunEDA, developer of the industry’s broadest family of advanced circuit analysis, modeling and optimization solutions, now supports TSMC 20nm process technology and will exhibit this capability at the TSMC OIP Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem Forum 2012 at the San Jose Convention Center, on October 16, 2012. MunEDA also will present in the Forum’s Technical Proceeding Book several circuit tutorial cases using the MunEDA WiCkeDTM analysis and sizing environment targeting TSMC 20nm process technology. The tutorial cases include a high-sigma worst-case analysis of a memory SRAM bitcell as well as numerical sizing of a high-speed I/O level shifter.
According to Michael Pronath, MunEDA vice president of Products & Solutions, “Using WiCkeD with TSMC process technologies helps designers improve the robustness of circuit designs against parametric process variation, achieve performance, power and area requirements, and improve efficiency to reduce design time. Key application areas include typical full-custom designs such as low-power AMS/RF circuit design, high-speed digital I/O, libraries and memory.”
Numerical sizing is the calculation of optimal device geometries for a full-custom design, for example high-speed I/O or memory interfaces. Sizing aims at improving performance and statistical robustness, as well as reducing area or power consumption. It is a key design task in full-custom design, but is still performed manually by many designers.
Visit the MunEDA booth at the TSMC OIP Open Innovation Platform Forum 2012, October 16, 2012, in the San Jose Convention Center, and get a WiCkeD tool demo from MunEDA.
MunEDA develops and licenses EDA tools and solutions that analyze, model, optimize and verify the performance, robustness and yield of analog, mixed-signal and digital circuits. Leading semiconductor companies rely on MunEDA´s comprehensive WiCkeD™ tool suite – the industry’s broadest family of advanced circuit analysis solutions – to reduce circuit design time and achieve maximum yield in their communications, computer, memory, automotive and consumer electronics designs. Founded in 2001, MunEDA is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Sunnyvale, California, USA (MunEDA Inc.), and leading EDA distributors in the U.S., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia, and other countries worldwide. For more information, please visit MunEDA at www.muneda.com.
Notes to editors: WiCkeD is a trademark of MunEDA GmbH. All others are trademarks and registered trademarks of their specific owners. Acronyms: AMS/RF = Analog Mixed-Signal/Radio Frequency; I/O = Input/Output; nm = nanometer; SRAM = Static Random Access Memory