CAMPBELL, USA: Altos Design Automation Inc. announced that ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has adopted Altos' Liberate ultra-fast cell characterizer and the Liberate LV library validation solution for use with its product design and development.
"ON Semiconductor is utilizing Liberate to characterize complex high-speed I/O (interface) cells including those that are primarily analog, such as CML (Current Mode Logic), and those with high node-per-pad pin counts, such as SSTL (Stub Series Terminated Logic)," said David Kelly, senior director of Intellectual Property (IP) Development at ON Semiconductor.
"We are also implementing Liberate LV to ensure the accuracy of internally generated libraries and to validate libraries we receive from third party suppliers. We have been extremely pleased with the speed and ease-of-use we've experienced with Liberate and Liberate LV, in particular for characterization of our most challenging cells."
Jim McCanny, Altos CEO and founder, said: "Design reuse has become essential to productive chip design. By using Liberate to characterize their complex I/O cells, ON Semiconductor is able to quickly migrate to new process nodes so that they can take advantage of growing opportunities in automotive, aerospace and industrial applications."