SAN JOSE, Calif., 20 Jan 2015
- Flow included Cadence Encounter Digital Implementation System, Tempus Timing Signoff Solution, Voltus IC Power Integrity Solution, Quantus QRC Extraction Solution, Physical Verification System, Litho Physical Analyzer and CMP Predictor
- UMC achieves ARM Cortex-A7 performance and power metrics of 1.7GHz and less than 200mW of dynamic power
Using the multi-threaded Encounter® Digital Implementation System, which incorporates GigaOpt route-driven optimization along with CCOpt concurrent clock datapath optimization, resulted in faster turnaround time with significantly improved performance, die area and dynamic power. In addition, the seamless integration of Cadence Tempus™ Timing Signoff Solution, Voltus™ IC Power Integrity Solution and Quantus™ QRC Extraction Solution, Physical Verification System, Litho Physical Analyzer and CMP Predictor allowed UMC to perform signoff checks much earlier in the process to affirm that the design functioned as intended upon completion.
"The Cadence massively parallel architecture allowed us to significantly reduce the time spent in signoff analysis, implementation and closure so we could quickly deliver a quality reference design to market that exceeded our power, performance and area expectations," said Shih Chin Lin, senior division director of IP Development and Design Support division at UMC. "Our mobile customers have very specific device requirements, and we've tested the new chip to ensure that they have a reliable 28nm silicon-ready reference design."
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