SOI TechnologyIBM silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology offers a superior performance/power profile compared to bulk CMOS technology— IBM has demonstrated a 30% performance improvement for transistors of comparable leakage implemented in SOI technology vs. bulk CMOS. Implementation of IBM processors in SOI technology has enabled IBM to consistently deliver new generations of servers with higher performance and lower power. SOI is the emerging technology of choice for other high-performance applications such as video game consoles and networking.
SOI Design HubTo accelerate SOI technology adoption in the broader marketplace, Cadence has partnered with IBM, ARM and 3d-party SOI IP suppliers to aggregate available SOI design enablement resources. Together, we have developed and refined SOI design methodologies that are production-proven across scores of early-adopter design projects for more than seven generations of SOI technology.
To optimize time to productivity for customer SOI projects, Cadence Services provides a unique SOI-targeted Design Hub solution:
Cadence has deployed this advanced collaboration infrastructure to help its services clients leverage the breadth of Cadence resources, mitigate risk on their production design projects, and optimize their business and engineering efficiencies.
- Industry-leading SOI process design kits (PDKs)
- Access to commercially available standard cell libraries and memories
- Access to the ChipEstimate.com SOI IP portal
- Production-proven methodologies using leading Cadence EDA technologies
- Extensive services expertise
- Highly reliable and secure IT infrastructure
SOI Design Enablement OfferingsSOI IP Porting Chamber: Cadence not only provides the infrastructure but also a fully integrated and proven environment that leverages knowledge from across the Cadence engineering, services, and applications teams. The result is a robust and streamlined flow enabling customers to take advantage of all the latest design techniques and advanced product capabilities for SOI designs. If a customer has unique requirements, or should a problem arise, the collaborative aspect of the Porting Chamber infrastructure makes it easy for Cadence experts, regardless of location, to work closely with the customer’s team.
SOI IP Services: If your design team resources are limited, Cadence offers a range of risk mitigation options that span the entire development and implementation of digital, custom, and mixed-signal SOI IP design projects. For an emerging technology like SOI, it is even more important to have reliable design resources at your disposal. Cadence Services provides production-proven analog, digital, and mixed-signal IP blocks, tailors them to the customer's specifications, and delivers a self-contained macro that integrates smoothly with the target design environment. Alternately, we can port your IP blocks to SOI technology as well.
Turnkey SOI Design Services: Customers can outsource any aspect of their SOI design to our experienced team. We help customers break through their design challenges by providing leading-edge solutions that speed advanced IC and system designs into volume production.