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LFoundry release Low Power and RF 0.15_m PDK

LFoundry Releases Low Power and RF 0.15 _m PDK for Tanner EDA’s Analog/Mixed-Signal Electronic Design Software 

New PDK supports analog design flow from schematic entry and simulation, through schematic-driven layout with parameterisable cells, to full custom layout and verification

Landshut & Munich, Germany (June 2nd, 2009) – LFoundry today announced the availability of a high performance process design kit (PDK) for A/MS electronic designs, developed using Tanner EDA’s HiPer Silicon™ software, for its LF150 modular 0.15 .m Low Power and RF CMOS process. This grants Tanner EDA customers access to Europe’s leading pure-play foundry CMOS technology. LFoundry is providing Tanner EDA users with the LF150 modular 0.15 .m Low Power and RF CMOS process that provides up to six levels of aluminium interconnect, a polymide passivation and I/O voltages of 1.8V, 3.3V and 5.0V. Optionally a MiM capacitor is also available. The process is based on a 0.15 .m CMOS proven technology and offers excellent versatility for ASIC designers.

In addition to schematic and layout libraries for full custom analog design, LFoundry provides a cell library with standard cells and periphery cells.

LFoundry offers a cost-efficient rapid prototyping service, known as Multi-Project Wafer  MPW) with the most frequent schedule currently offered in the industry. LFoundry will provide special incentives to their initial customers requesting participation in the service through to July 2009.

Gerhard Spitzlsperger, CTO of LFoundry explains "Tanner Tools are an excellent choice for ASIC designers who want to tape out a high performance chip in LF150 technology with reasonable costs for design tooling”.

“The release of LFoundry process design kit offers easy, reliable access to a low power and RF process for the 1000’s of worldwide Tanner EDA customers,” comments Paul Double, Managing Director of Tanner EDA’s European distributor EDA Solutions. “Coupled with the comprehensive functionality, productivity and ease of use of the Tanner EDA IC Design tools, the use of this process design kit can minimise design time and risk, thus speeding concept to silicon.”

About Tanner EDA Software

Tanner Tools Pro™ is a software suite for the design, layout and verification of analog, mixed-signal, RF and MEMS ICs. It includes S-Edit for schematic capture, T-Spice for analog circuit simulation and L-Edit for physical layout. HiPer Silicon builds on the capabilities of Tanner Tools Pro with advanced features that improve designer productivity. The capabilities include the HiPer Verify foundrycompatible physical verification engine, Verilog-A simulation and layout automation. Tanner software is available on the Windows® and Linux® platforms with flexible node-locked and networked licensing configurations.

About LFoundry

Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH, doing business as LFoundry is a leading analog/mixed signal (A/MS) foundry with an advanced 200mm production line in Europe. Based in Landshut, Germany, LFoundry is focused on providing access to the most advanced analog manufacturing service with innovative extensions, a strong emphasis on flexibility and customer partnership. LFoundry is also supporting a large portfolio of process-proven libraries, IP, design tools and reference flows, also for low volumes, with a flexible approach to the customer requirements. With superior support during the design phase, high-end tools and experienced engineers, LFoundry is an attractive analog foundry partner, particularly for fabless design houses.

About EDA Solutions Limited

Founded in 2001, EDA Solutions is the exclusive European representative for Tanner EDA. Tanner make the industry-leading, PC-based, full-custom analog and mixed signal IC design tool, L-Edit. LEdit has associated electrical design, spice simulation and verification products. Tanner also provide design kits for many commonly available foundry processes, as well as software customisation and turnkey ASIC design services. Complementing the IC design software from Tanner are multi-project, small volume wafer fabrication services from MOSIS. EDA Solutions also offers IC design consultancy services to customers throughout Europe. For more information about EDA Solutions, please visit http://www.eda-solutions.com/.

LFoundry contact:

Gerhard Spitzlsperger, Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH, Jenaer Straße 1, 84034, Landshut/Germany
Tel: +49 (0)871 684 342 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

EDA Solutions contact:

Paul Double, EDA Solutions Limited, Unit A5 Segensworth Business Centre, Segensworth Road, Fareham, PO15 5RQ, UK
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Fax: +44 (0) 1489 557367 Web: www.eda-solutions.com
EDA Solutions Limited, Wohlfartstr. 10a, 80939 München, Germany
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Fax: +49 (0) 89 3245 0876 Web: http://www.eda-solutions.com/

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