PeakView Platform Supports Foundries and PDKs with Rigorous Electromagnetic Accuracy and Robust PDK Integration
Peakview is based on modern and reliable 3D structural full-wave EM simulation technology, that ensures silicon correlation, and on two-way lossless data exchange, that makes for robust PDK integration. Peakview configures easily and reliably to integrate with any silicon process and PDK to support the design needs of IC design companies and silicon foundries
Foundry Customers – Partnership Successes – TSMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and CSMC
TSMC is both a customer and a partner of Lorentz with multiple sites using the PeakView EM Design Platform.
“TSMC has expanded its use of PeakView during new RF process development to deliver silicon accurate RF IP before the matching PDKs are complete. PeakView allows TSMC to deliver IP in parallel with the process development significantly shortening TSMC’s overall time to delivery”
PeakView’s unparalleled capabilities, accuracy and performance shorten the time to develop RF IP further reducing TSMC’s time to market for new processes.
On the partnership front, over the years, Lorentz has participated in TSMC’s EM accuracy qualification programs including iRCX qualification, RF RDK versions 2.0 , 3.0 and 4.0, and joint test chips to demonstrate the added value PeakView brings to the TSMC’s design ecosystem.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES has deployed PeakView across multiple sites on multiple process nodes for technology development, customer support, and PDK enhancement. Peakview’s rigorous accuracy (verified through multiple silicon correlation runs on legacy and cutting edge nodes) and robust PDK integration offers the foundry and its customers peace of mind.
Lorentz is actively participating in the development of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ new 28nm AMS production design flow and PDK integration on other process nodes.
CSMC is the leading Analog Foundry in China and is a customer of Lorentz. CSMC and Lorentz are collaborating on multiple process development efforts, PDK enhancement and mutual customer support using the PeakView EM Design Platform. By adopting Peakview, foundries can support design customers with optimal devices without incurring the huge legacy cost of developing and maintaining scalable models.
Foundry Benefits from Collaboration with Lorentz
- Advanced passive device development and support based on PCircuits and EM synthesis, overcoming the limits of existing Pcells and scalable modeling
- For new processes, a robust PDK-integrated EM design platform, saving the significant cost of developing and maintaining process dependent Pcells and cumbersome scalable modeling
- Complex devices on advanced processes that comply with metal density rules offering optimal device performance and area
- Fast support turnaround for foundries and their key customers
- The same EM design platform that IC design companies are using in various projects to ensure data integrity
LVS Inductor Integrity Methodology
Lorentz Solution has also solved the LVS “Black-Box” problem. Most LVS flows treat EM devices as black-boxes and perform checks only up to the ports. Lorentz’ methodology provides rigorous EM checks inside of multi-terminal devices contained the foundry PDKs and ensures that the entire design is subjected to verification.