Magma Design Automation Inc., a provider of chip design solutions,
announced TSMC has included the QCP extractor in TSMC’s quarterly EDA qualification
report for 28-nm integrated circuits (ICs). This qualification gives designers
additional confidence in using QCP to address the increasing complexity of ICs
implemented in TSMC’s 28-nm processes.
New device structures and the growing number of metal layers
used at the 28-nm node are introducing many additional parasitic effects that
can affect the performance of ICs. To create simulation models that accurately
predict circuit performance, designers need accurate extraction capabilities.
QCP meets TSMC’s 28-nm process requirements for via etch, multi-dimensional
etch tables, contact biasing, and additional via rules to ensure required
support. In addition to meeting the complex requirements of 28-nm design, QCP
provides advanced extraction capabilities for ICs implemented in 40-nm and
larger process technologies.
Magma Design Automation Inc., www.magma-da.com