Cadence Custom/AMS Flow Certified for Samsung 28nm FD-SOI Process Technology


  • Samsung and Cadence collaborate to enable an integrated flow for
    designing automotive, IoT and AI applications at 28nm FD-SOI node
  • Samsung’s 28FD-SOI PDK techfile is Mixed-Signal OpenAccess ready,
    enabling customers to deploy OpenAccess-integrated, fully
    interoperable Virtuoso-Innovus implementation flows

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that its
custom and analog/mixed-signal (AMS) IC design flow has achieved
certification for Samsung Foundry’s 28nm FD-SOI (28FDS) process
technology. This certification ensures that mutual customers of Cadence
and Samsung Foundry will have access to a highly automated circuit
design, layout, signoff and verification flow that enables efficient
custom design at 28FDS.

For more information on the new Cadence custom and AMS flow that
supports the Samsung 28FDS process technology, visit

The Cadence custom and AMS flow is an ideal solution for customers
developing automotive, internet of things (IoT) and artificial
intelligence (AI) applications at 28FDS technology and features
capabilities that are well suited for digitally assisted analog designs.
The complete custom and AMS flow that is certified by Samsung Foundry
includes the Virtuoso® Analog Design Environment (ADE),
Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Virtuoso Layout Suite, Virtuoso Space-Based
Router, Spectre® Accelerated Parallel Simulator (APS), Voltus-Fi
Custom Power Integrity Solution, Quantus Extraction Solution
and Physical Verification System (PVS). The flow provides the following

  • Front-end design: Corner, statistical and reliability
    simulation; circuit and device checks; layout-dependent effect (LDE)
    analysis; and custom/mixed-signal simulation and verification
  • Custom layout design: Advanced, electro-migration and
    parasitic-aware environment that includes FD-SOI device and module
    generation, constraint-driven device placement and pin optimization,
    advanced automated routing, layout editing, and dynamic design rules
    checking (DRC) with Virtuoso Integrated PVS DRC
  • Post-layout parasitic simulation and electromigration and IR drop
    (EMIR) analysis and integrated signoff
    : Includes parasitic
    extraction, DRC, layout versus schematic (LVS) checks, integrated and
    interactive design for manufacturing (DFM) and LDE analysis
  • AMS design: Integrated digital standard cell placement
    capabilities, pin optimization, and automated custom routing

In addition to the custom and AMS flow certification, a process design
kit (PDK) techfile is now Mixed-Signal OpenAccess ready, allowing
customers to use the highly integrated Virtuoso-Innovus flow
immediately. Mixed-Signal OpenAccess enables full interoperability
between the Virtuoso and Innovus platforms operating on a single
OpenAccess design database. This enables users to implement mixed-signal
designs in a shorter time and to perform static timing analysis and
signoff on a path across digital embedded in mixed-signal hierarchy of
multiple blocks.

“Through our collaboration with Samsung, we’ve achieved certification
for our integrated flow for custom and AMS design at 28FDS,” said Wilbur
Luo, vice president, product management in the Custom IC and PCB Group
at Cadence. “With our proven Virtuoso and Spectre platforms, mutual
Samsung and Cadence customers can now utilize the most advanced features
for circuit design, performance and reliability verification, automated
layout, and block and chip integration to design emerging automotive,
IoT and AI applications much more efficiently.”

“The Cadence custom and AMS tools offer customers advanced performance
for their designs, and we’ve validated that the Cadence custom and AMS
tools and the entire flow meets our requirements for designing at
28FDS,” said Hyungjong Ko, vice president of the Foundry IP Development
Team at Samsung Electronics. “Our ongoing relationship with Cadence is
contributing to the innovation of next-generation applications and
improving overall designer productivity so customers can get to market

About Cadence

Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create
the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live,
work and play. Cadence software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used
by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s System
Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated
products—from chips to boards to systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud
datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market
segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For. Learn more at

© 2019 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.
Cadence, the Cadence logo and the other Cadence marks found at
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Cadence Newsroom

error: Content is protected !!