Sharp Develops CMOS Image Sensor 2x Faster and Reaches Quality Goals with Encounter RTL-to-GDSII Flow
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Design team achieves fast and flexible feasibility analysis with the industry's most mature digital flow
Demand is booming for user-friendly consumer electronics in everything from cars to medical equipment to smartphones. As a result, competition has grown fierce in the sensors and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices market. So when Sharp Corporation launched a new CMOS image sensor project, it knew speed and quality were critical.
One key challenge for this project was timing and routability convergence. The design team needed a digital flow that would reduce time-consuming design iterations between synthesis and place-and-route tasks. To shorten the design cycle, it needed early visibility into whether the design could meet its targets and be physically realized.
With the Cadence® Encounter® RTL-to-GDSII flow—including Encounter RTL Compiler, Encounter Conformal® Equivalence Checker, Encounter Digital Implementation System, and Encounter Test—the Sharp design team met all quality targets and improved turnaround time by 2x compared to its previous digital flow. Read the full success story »