X-FAB unveils AMS Design Kit for Siemens’ Tanner IC Design Tools

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The speciality foundry, X-FAB, has released a reference design kit for Tanner analogue/mixed-signal (AMS) software from the EDA segment of Siemens Digital Industries Software.

The kit is based on silicon-proven circuitry, providing full coverage of the flow to design and simulate analogue and mixed-signal ICs.

In order to address more complex designs, shorter time-to-market pressures and new process constraints X-FAB is now providing its customers with reference design flows based on its established process design kits (PDKs) - these kits allow users to determine which EDA tools and flows are natively supported by a specific PDK, as well as which set-up might be required.

By using the latest addition to the X-FAB reference design kit portfolio, it is now possible to show the set-up of the PDK for the company’s XH018 180 nm modular mixed-signal high-voltage CMOS process on Siemens’ Tanner AMS tools.

Predominantly focused on the needs of designers performing analogue and mixed-signal simulations, the reference design kit enables evaluation of the different features of Siemens EDA’s Tanner tools. It provides support for tool set-up, design and simulation flow, as well as demonstrating how designers can use X-FAB PDKs with this popular EDA environment in order to perform physical verification tasks. The ready-to-use package is now available on the “my X-FAB” customer portal.

Lars Bergmann, Director of X-FAB Design Support, said, “Reference design kits have proved themselves to be pivotal in demonstrating the design flows that can be achieved using X-FAB process design kits and IPs. By adding a kit that is dedicated to Siemens’ Tanner AMS design tools to our overall offering, we are able to address the needs of an even greater customer base. It means that designers can choose the flow which best matches their specific requirements.”