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Cadence – Enhanced IC design platform speeds quality products to market (Virtuoso IC6.1.4)Dec 8 2009 - Design & Manufacture [More Design & Manufacture Articles]
Analog and mixed-signal chip design technology specialist, Cadence Design Systems, has introduced dramatic improvements to its leading Virtuoso IC design platform. The company has announced powerful performance, capacity and usability enhancements in Virtuoso IC6.1.4 that reduce overall design time while ensuring high-quality production ICs.
The enhancements are intended to benefit design teams working along the full spectrum of design complexity, from the most advanced-node, cutting-edge designs to more traditional chips (video will be included here).
The new Virtuoso release has been extended to work efficiently at advanced nodes down to 28 nanometers and now supports 64-bit processing for improved capacity and performance. The Virtuoso Space-Based Router has been integrated into the Virtuoso Layout Suite cockpit, making it easier to access. More importantly, it now provides design teams a single common router they can use from start to finish to help ensure consistent results. Additional time-saving, quality-enhancing updates have been made to the Virtuoso Analog Design Environment XL, and Cadence design constraints technology.
Integrating the Virtuoso Space-Based Router into the Virtuoso Layout Suite brings the power of a 1 million net-capable router to the desk of every layout engineer.More news from Cadence