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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design automation, and Intel Corporation, a world leader in computing innovation, today announced that the companies are collaborating to support Intel’s 14nm Tri-Gate process technology to enable customers of Intel Custom Foundry. Cadence and Intel have together enabled the custom/analog flow, including Spectre® APS, Virtuoso® Schematic Editor, Virtuoso Layout Suite and Virtuoso Analog Design Environment for the 14nm Tri-Gate process. The companies are also collaborating on the development of the Cadence digital flow featuring Encounter® Digital Implementation System, QRC Extraction Solution, and Tempus™ Timing Signoff Solution. Using these design flows, customers can leverage the power, performance and area benefits of Intel’s 14nm process technology.
Cadence is also delivering the LPDDR4-3200 PHY for Intel Custom Foundry’s 14nm Low Power design platform. With data rates of up to 3200Mbps and a 1.6 GHz memory clock, this latest and most advanced memory PHY IP realizes the full capabilities of LPDDR4 technology. Cadence® LPDDR4-3200 PHY IP is backward compatible with LPDDR3 memories and supports package on package (POP) and memory on PCB systems, making it ideal for the mobile market, which demands high memory performance, low power, low cost and compact systems.
Intel Custom Foundry has developed an extensive design platform on Intel’s 22nm and 14nm Tri-gate process technology. Intel Custom Foundry’s 14nm design platform for system-on-chip (SoC) is targeted at cloud infrastructure and mobile applications. Intel’s 14nm platform is the second generation to use 3-D Tri-Gate transistors that enable chips to operate at lower voltage with lower leakage, providing an unprecedented combination of improved performance and energy efficiency compared to previous state-of-the-art transistors.
“Our deeper collaboration with Intel on tools and IP for 14nm follows the enablement of Cadence custom/analog tools on Intel Custom Foundry’s 22nm design platform, which have already been successfully used to design customer products,” said Nimish Modi, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development at Cadence. “Intel’s growing customer base is already using our tools, and they can now leverage Intel’s 14nm Tri-Gate process to build even more innovative products.”