austriamicrosystems Announces Availability Of CMOS Process Design Kit Based On Tanner Tools

May 18, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Fraunhofer IIS (Institute for Integrated Circuits) and austriamicrosystems business Unit Full Service Foundry announced the availability of a new version of its process design kit based on Tanner software for its 0.35µm High-Voltage CMOS technology. The design kit includes the latest enhancements of austriamicrosystems 0.35µm High-Voltage CMOS process technology H35.

The new process design kit version v13.1 contains the high-voltage device library, the digital standard cell library, physical verification and parasitic extraction rule sets as well as the digital and analog periphery libraries with improved ESD protection. It is stated that the easy to use process design kit is distributed by Fraunhofer IIS and the Europractice IC Service and enables customers to create robust analog/high-voltage product designs and shorten time-to-market.

"The offering of our H35 High Voltage technology on the Tanner software platform through our partner Fraunhofer IIS enables an even wider range of customers to access this excellent high voltage technology," said Thomas Riener, General Manager Full Service Foundry at austriamicrosystems. "Customers will benefit from an excellent design kit for a best in class technology running on an competitive design environment for high performance analog designs."

"This Tanner design kit complements our Europractice MPW service offering of the austriamicrosystems H35 and other technologies," stated Wayne McKinley, Manager of the Virtual ASIC Foundry at Fraunhofer IIS. "Academics and small businesses with modest budgets have an entry point with this Tanner design kit for IC design, verification and production of prototypes and small volumes."

"With thousands of customers involved in analog and mixed signal design world-wide and many of them involved in high voltage applications, the release of this process design kit offers easy and reliable access to this advanced high voltage process" commented Paul Double, Managing Director of Tanner EDA’s European distributor EDA Solutions. He adds, "Coupled with the comprehensive functionality, productivity and ease of use of the Tanner IC Design tools, the use of this process design kit will serve to minimise design time and risk, thus speeding concept to silicon."