Cadence Integrity 3D-IC Platform Certified for TSMC 3DFabric Offerings

Article By : Cadence Design Systems Inc.

Cadence's Integrity 3D-IC platform has achieved certification for and met all reference design flow criteria for TSMC's 3DFabric offerings.

Cadence Design Systems Inc.’s Integrity 3D-IC platform has achieved certification for and met all reference design flow criteria for TSMC’s 3DFabric offerings, including Integrated Fan-Out (InFO), Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS) and System-on-Integrated-Chips (TSMC-SoIC) technologies.

As part of the collaboration, the companies worked together to enable Cadence’s support of the TSMC 3Dblox standard to help customers accelerate advanced multi-die package design across 5G, AI, mobile, hyperscale computing and IoT applications.

The Cadence Integrity 3D-IC platform combines system planning, implementation, Cadence Allegro X packaging technologies and system-level analysis and is the industry’s leading full-flow platform enabled for TSMC’s new 3Dblox standard, which speeds 3D front-end design partitioning in complex systems. 3Dblox streamlines key aspects of design methodologies and allows chiplet reuse, providing a seamless interface for Cadence system analysis tools for early power delivery network (PDN) and thermal analysis via the Cadence Voltus IC Power Integrity Solution and Celsius Thermal Solver, extraction and static timing analysis via the Cadence Quantus Extraction Solution and Tempus Timing Signoff Solution and system-level layout versus schematic (LVS) checks via the Cadence Pegasus Verification System. Cadence’s new Allegro Substrate Router (ASR) technology is integrated with Allegro X packaging technologies for ultra-high density die-to-die and die-to-package RDL auto-routing.

“In today’s electronics market, customers need every advantage they can get when developing the highly sophisticated 3D-ICs that power emerging application areas,” said Dan Kochpatcharin, head of the Design Infrastructure Management Division at TSMC. “By working to ensure the Cadence Integrity 3D-IC platform is certified for use with TSMC 3DFabric technologies, our mutual customers can enjoy significant gains in design efficiency that will help them get advanced, multi-chip solutions to market quickly.”

“Our Integrity 3D-IC platform offers system planning, packaging and system-level analysis in a single platform, which provides customers with seamless design creation capabilities and a comprehensive signoff flow that supports TSMC’s 3DFabric offerings,” said Dr. Chin-Chi Teng, senior vice president and general manager in the Digital & Signoff Group at Cadence. “By continuing to collaborate with TSMC, we’re giving our customers an efficient way to leverage the latest developments in 3D chip and multi-die technologies without compromising on time to market.”

The Cadence Integrity 3D-IC platform is part of the company’s broader 3D-IC offering and aligns with the Cadence Intelligent System Design strategy, enabling system-on-chip (SoC) design excellence.


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