Synopsys' ongoing program to provide designers signoff solutions for the widest range of foundry technologies has grown to include TowerJazz's line of specialty processes. According to the company, TowerJazz has certified its IC validator physical verification product for final signoff verification.

The IC validator certification from TowerJazz covers design rule checks (DRC) and layout-vs.-schematic (LVS) checks for TowerJazz's most popular 180nm analogue/mixed-signal process, allowing customers to design differentiated products, according to the company.

IC validator is a comprehensive physical verification product that includes DRC, LVS, programmable extended electrical rule checking (EERC) and metal fill insertion. IC validator's modern architecture and excellent multi-core scalability to 100 CPUs and beyond make it the signoff tool of choice for a growing number of designers, from those developing small analogue chips to those designing the largest, most advanced digital chips.