SAN J0SE -- CadMOS Design Technology Inc. here has partnered with Simplex Solutions Inc. to provide an advanced signal integrity analysis flow for the companies' mutual customers.
Under the terms of the partnership, CadMOS has licensed an applicationprogram interface (API) from Simplex that will enable mutual customers to
quickly and easily use the detailed parasitic data extracted by Simplex's
Fire & Ice QX as the input to CadMOS's PacifIC noise analysis tool. The API will be integrated into PacifIC, and CadMOS will sell and support the interface as part of that product.
"By working together with Simplex, we have streamlined the noise immunity validation flow," said Jim McCanny, vice president of business development at CadMOS, which was founded by design experts from IBM Corp. and
Synopsys Inc. to focus on electrical-design solutions for ultra-deep submicron (UDSM) designs. "This tight integration between PacifIC and Fire & Ice QX makes it easier for customers to perform noise analysis, a vital step for designers using UDSM processes."
"Signal integrity is an important issue for designers of high-speed
integrated circuits targeting processes at or below 0.25 micron," said
Christophe Bianchi, director of extraction products at Simplex in Sunnyvale, Calif. "We're
pleased to be partnering with CadMOS to enable designers to easily use Fire & Ice QX' best-in-class extraction with the best-in-class noise analysis provided by PacifIC."