Samsung Foundry certifies custom power tool for 5nm

Samsung Foundry certifies custom power tool for 5nm

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By Nick Flaherty

Samsung Foundry has certified the Voltus-XFi Custom Power Integrity design tool for its 5nm 5LPE process technology.

This latest certification is an ongoing collaboration between Cadence Design Systems and Samsung Foundry to provide tools for designing chips for artificial intelligence, hyperscale data centres, mobile and automotive applications.

Voltus-XFi was introduced in July and helps extract, simulate, analyze, and debug IC designs. A consolidated EM-IR cockpit offers workflow with Samsung’s recommended settings, from the Quantus Extraction Solution, Spectre X Simulator and Virtuoso ADE Product Suite to Virtuoso Layout Suite.

A results browser summarizes the EM-IR information and highlights violations, along with details on resistance value, metal layer, width, and length information. The EM-IR results are then directly annotated in Virtuoso Layout and make it easy for engineers to identify and fix the problem area.

“Through our longstanding collaboration with Cadence, we’ve provided our customers with the powerful, leading-edge IC design tools they need to quickly and efficiently develop chips on our most advanced foundry processes,” said Sang-Yun Kim, vice president of the Foundry Design Technology Team at Samsung Electronics. “This collaboration between Cadence and Samsung ensures customers can leverage the Voltus-XFi solution to accelerate design closure with our latest 5LPE technology.”

“We continue to work closely with Samsung Foundry to provide customers with advanced semiconductor design, verification, and manufacturing technologies so they can create ICs that meet the demands of emerging applications,” said Tom Beckley, senior vice president and general manager in the Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence.

“With Samsung’s certification of the Voltus-XFi solution, customers can design innovative new ICs that leverage the high-performance and lower power consumption of Samsung’s advanced 5LPE foundry technology.”

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