FAREHAM, UK: EDA Solutions recently announced that X-FAB has released two 0.18µm process design kits (PDK) for Tanner Tools Pro on X-TIC, X-FAB's online technical database.
Tanner Tools Pro is the software suite for the design, layout and verification of analog, mixed-signal (A/MS), RF and MEMS ICs from Tanner EDA, the world leader in PC-based A/MS and MEMS circuit design software.
The release of this new kit extends X-FAB’s PDK support for Tanner tools, adding X-FAB's 0.18µm processes to the range of technologies currently supported (0.35, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0µm). The new PDK will ensure a reliable and repeatable development flow and faster development cycles for analog and mixed-signal IC and MEMS designers who use Tanner Tools Pro in combination with X-FAB's 0.18µm processes.
X-FAB's 0.18µm modular analog/mixed-signal process family is based on the industrial standard one-poly-three-metal process baseline. It has a wide selection of options such as standard or low power, 1.8V core voltage with either 3.3V including RF or 5.0V I/O voltage, high voltage up to 45V and NVM options are easily combinable through the modular approach.
Tanner EDA solutions enable designers to move from concept to silicon with ease using highly cost-effective tools: Tanner Tools Pro is a software suite for the design, layout and verification of analog, mixed-signal, RF and MEMS ICs.
It includes S-Edit for schematic capture, T-Spice for analog circuit simulation and L-Edit for physical layout. HiPer Silicon builds on the capabilities of Tanner Tools Pro with advanced features that improve designer productivity, including the HiPer Verify foundry-compatible physical verification engine, Verilog-A simulation, an interactive autorouter, and device layout automation. Tanner EDA software is available on the Windows and Linux platforms.