Electronic Design Automation

Cadence’s AMS design flow certified on UMC’s 22ULP/ULL process

25 August 2022

Cadence Design Systems’ analog/mixed-signal (AMS) design flow has been certified for pure play foundry United Microelectronics Corp.'s (UMC)’s 22ULP/ULL process technologies.

The electronic design automation (EDA) technology optimizes process efficiency and shortens design cycle time for applications such as 5G, internet of things (IoT) and display semiconductors.

UMC’s 22ULP/ULL process is designed for semiconductors that are used in small form-factor, battery-operated devices. The process technology is low power consumption and low leakage to extend battery life and enable strong computing capabilities in a small form factor.

The Cadence AMS EDA software along with the UMC 22 nm process design kit, includes:

  • The Virtuoso design platform including schematic editing, the analog design environment (ADE) and layout XL tool enablement.
  • Spectre AMS Designer which combines the power of the Spectre X Simulator and the Xcelium Logic Simulation engine.
  • Voltus-Fi custom power integrity solution for electromigration and IR drop analysis.

UMC’s 22ULP/ULL process technologies can reduce chip die area by 10% and provide better power efficiency and enhance radio frequency performance, UMC said. The process technology combined with Cadence’s EDA software allow for greater efficiency and speeding time to market.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com

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