Technology Analyzer transforms analogue IP reuse

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Thalia Design Automation, experts in targeted automation for analogue and mixed signal design and IP reuse, have launched the Technology Analyzer, a further enhancement of its AMALIA IP reuse platform.

Much of the effort involved in migrating an IP from one technology to another is associated with qualifying the IP in the target technology. If a block fails to meet the requirements in the target technology, its response would be sub-optimal or would make the block unusable.

With traditional methods, identifying such issues can be extremely time consuming. Thalia’s Technology Analyzer is the latest enhancement of its AMALIA IP reuse plus platform and is capable of rapidly and accurately identifying the root cause of discrepancies between base and target technologies, allowing a solution to be implemented more rapidly than in conventional analogue IP design.

“This latest evolution of our AMALIA platform is a game changer,” said Sowmyan Rajagopalan, Thalia Design Automation CTO. “Whenever a key specification is not being met in the target technology, we have to determine the process technology or circuit characteristic responsible. By using our automated Technology Analyzer, we can take a design-centric approach to rapidly analyse and compare base and target technologies to see where the process technologies are similar and where they differ the most.”

The AMALIA Technology Analyzer addresses a comprehensive array of first and second order effects including FT, gm/id, Vdsat, Vt mismatches and others.

AMALIA’s Technology Analyzer has been developed to help clients assess whether or not IP is fit for purpose or suitable for cost-effective migration – a technology assessment solution seen as being essential in the selection of external IP and target process.