Author: EIS Release Date: Jul 30, 2020
GLOBALFOUNDRIES has released OpenAccess iPDK libraries optimised for its 22nm FD-SOI) platform.
The open-standard based iPDK offers the same level of functionality and performance as PDKs designed for specific vendor tools, while helping enable interoperability and compatibility among different design tool suites.
Tools including: the Custom Compiler solution from Synopsys; Tanner software solutions from Mentor; PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) from Keysight Technologies; and any other tool supporting OpenAccess will now be able to use GLoFobiPDK libraries for its 22FD-SOI platform.
GloFo’s iPDK will consist of OpenAccess technology files, symbols, component description format (CDF), TCL callbacks, netlisting information, and PyCells.
The 22fD-SOI iPDK is released and available alongside other EDA-specific 22FD-SOI PDK bundles.
“Mentor’s enterprise-ready, full flow custom IC design environment, together with the outstanding blend of performance and low power that GF’s 22FDX processes deliver are a great combination for our shared IoT and power management customers,” said Greg Lebsack, general manager of IC Design Solutions at Mentor. “Interoperability gives our mutual clients the choice and flexibility that best serve their business objectives. We are pleased that our customers can now leverage GlobalFoundries’ 22FDX platform with the new iPDK.”