Cadence unveils AI-powered Virtuoso Studio

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Cadence Design Systems has introduced the Virtuoso Studio, a next-generation design platform for custom analogue designs that allows more than a 3X improvement in design throughput, enabling customers to meet aggressive time-to-market goals.

The Virtuoso Studio addresses the number of challenges customers face with larger, more complex designs, and enables them to analyse and verify designs to ensure that design intent is maintained throughout the design cycle.

The platform features integration with other Cadence solutions, including the Cadence Spectre Simulation Platform, Allegro PCB Design and Pegasus Verification System, removing traditional barriers between different design domains and speeding design closure.

Virtuoso Studio is newly integrated with the AWR Microwave Office solution, and the Pegasus Design Rule Check (DRC) Solution and Layout Versus Schematic (LVS) Solution are now available from within the Virtuoso Layout Suite providing advanced mmWave design and interactive signoff quality analysis during layout creation.

In addition, customers can access the Spectre Simulation Platform, including the Spectre X Simulator and Spectre FX Simulator, through Virtuoso Studio, which allows for the analysis of the industry’s largest analogue and mixed-signal designs.

The platform can offer customers the following benefits to address growing complexity:

Improved Productivity: Design teams can leverage comprehensive planar and FinFET-based layout placement automation and new routing solutions to improve engineering productivity.

Cloud-Ready: Virtuoso Studio offers scalable, cloud-ready solutions for occurrences when hundreds of simulations turn into thousands. It is optimised for customers’ preferred cloud providers or ready for private cloud deployment.

Generative AI for Design Migration: The foundry-supported solutions ease the burden of process migration for schematics and layouts. Tools within the Virtuoso ADE Suite quickly re-centre and validate designs post-migration, so customers can achieve aggressive time-to-market goals. Customers can utilise the AI-enabled tools to take existing IP and transform it for their next-generation designs.

3D-IC Integration: Virtuoso Studio allows the heterogeneous integration of 2.5D and 3D designs for advanced nodes, analogue/RF packaging/modules and photonics systems.

The new Design Space Optimisation feature lets customers utilise AI algorithms to navigate competing specifications and aid in design centring, particularly after the process migration of a design.

Users will also experience faster interactive editing in both the layout and schematic tools, thanks to both optimised code and algorithms, while multi-threading accelerates rendering, connectivity extraction and design rule checks in parallel.

Additionally, the Cadence Spectre FMC Analysis is integrated into Virtuoso Studio and provides a complete machine learning (ML)-based Monte Carlo variation solution to deliver a 3-to-6-sigma yield with orders of magnitude speedup over brute force Monte Carlo analysis.