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EDA Solutions announces Tanner process design kit

  EDA Solutions announces Tanner process design kit support for X-FAB’s 0.18µm technologies 




Fareham, UK: EDA Solutions announces that X-FAB has released two 0.18µm process design kits (PDK) for Tanner Tools Pro on X-TIC, X-FAB's online technical database. Tanner Tools Pro is the software suite for the design, layout and verification of analog, mixed-signal (A/MS), RF and MEMS ICs from Tanner EDA, the world leader in PC-based A/MS and MEMS circuit design software. The release of this new kit extends X-FAB’s PDK support for Tanner tools, adding X-FAB's 0.18µm processes to the range of technologies currently supported (0.35, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0µm). The new PDK will ensure a reliable and repeatable development flow and faster development cycles for analog and mixed-signal IC and MEMS designers who use Tanner Tools Pro in combination with X-FAB's 0.18µm processes.

X-FAB's 0.18µm modular analog/mixed-signal process family is based on the industrial standard one-poly-three-metal process baseline. It has a wide selection of options such as standard or low power, 1.8V core voltage with either 3.3V including RF or 5.0V I/O voltage, high voltage up to 45V and NVM options are easily combinable through the modular approach.

Tanner EDA solutions enable designers to move from concept to silicon with ease using highly cost-effective tools: 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, including the HiPer Verify foundry-compatible physical verification engine, Verilog-A simulation, an interactive autorouter, and device layout automation. Tanner EDA software is available on the Windows and Linux platforms.

For further information and reader enquiries:

Paul Double, EDA Solutions Limited, Unit A5 Segensworth Business Centre
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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 analogue and mixed signal IC design tool, L-Edit. L-Edit 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 www.eda-solutions.com.

About Tanner EDA

Tanner EDA is a leading provider of easy-to-use, PC-based electronic design automation (EDA) software solutions for the design, layout and verification of analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits, ASICs and MEMS.  Its solutions help speed designs from concept to silicon and are used by thousands of companies to develop devices cost-effectively in the biomedical, consumer electronics, next-generation wireless, imaging, power management and RF market segments. Founded in 1988, Tanner EDA is a division of privately held Tanner Research, Inc. For more information, go to www.tannereda.com.

About X-FAB

X-FAB is the leading analog/mixed-signal foundry group manufacturing silicon wafers for analog-digital integrated circuits (mixed-signal ICs). X-FAB maintains wafer production facilities in Erfurt and Dresden (Germany), Plymouth (UK), Lubbock, Texas (US) and Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia), and employs approximately 2,600 people worldwide. Wafers are manufactured based on advanced modular CMOS and BiCMOS processes with technologies ranging from 1.0 to 0.18 micrometers, for applications primarily in the automotive, communications, consumer and industrial sectors. For more information, please visit http://www.xfab.com/.

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