SAN FRANCISCO Xpedion Design Systems Inc. and Jazz Semiconductor Tuesday (Oct. 25) announced a partnership to deliver a qualified model and simulation environment for next generation radio frequency (RF) IC design.
According to the companies, fabless RFIC semiconductor companies are faced with very short design cycles and increasing integration rates due to the pressures of the consumer marketplace. Jazz Semiconductor (Newport Beach, Calif.), a pure play foundry, and Xpedion Design Systems (Milpitas, Calif.), an RFIC simulation provider, say they provide the components necessary to reduce design spins and meet high volume targets.
"Jazz and Xpedion have been collaborating to validate Xpedion's GoldenGate multi-tone simulation capability and have seen a dramatic improvement in completing tape outs on schedule and achieving first time design success on sophisticated RF systems-on-a-chip," said Paul Colestock, director of technical marketing and applications engineering at Jazz Semiconductor, in a statement. "This success has led Jazz to now include the GoldenGate simulator in our Model QA process, so Jazz customers take advantage of GoldenGate's capacity, speed, and accuracy to finish designs on time and also be assured that new releases of Jazz Design Kits will be fully tested with GoldenGate."