In conducting its evaluation, Cypress engineers found that Fire & Ice QXC easily beat their accuracy requirements, producing results within 6 percent of a reference field solver.
We have responded by delivering Fire & Ice QXC, validated by leaders in the silicon design chain to be the most accurate cell-based extractor on the market.
Fire & Ice QXC integrates seamlessly with the Cadence Encounter(TM) digital IC design platform, including Cadence timing and signal integrity analysis and power verification solutions (SignalStorm(R), CeltIC(TM) and VoltageStorm(R)).
The evaluation verified that Fire & Ice QXC is an accurate full-chip extractor, tackling in-die process variations inherent in 90nm design.
Our collaboration with Cadence to verify Fire & Ice QXC allows mutual customers to take full advantage of TSMC's leading-edge process technologies," said Genda Hu, vice president of Corporate Marketing for TSMC.
Fire & Ice QXC provides the highest levels of accuracy, quality and stability we have seen," said Greg Buchner, vice president of Engineering at ATI Technologies.
Foundry-validated technology files for Cadence(R) Fire & Ice(R) QXC and Assura(TM) DRC/LVS/RCX targeting Chartered's 90nm processes will be available to their mutual customers.
Fire & Ice QXC is one of the most accurate cell-based extractors for nanometer-scale digital IC designs.
The Fire & Ice QXC technology files for Chartered's 90nm process are available now from Chartered.