Samsung foundry uses Cadence Spectre X to simulate its 5nm designs
Samsung foundry services is employing Cadence Spectre X Simulator for its latest 5nm PCIe PHY IP to conduct higher capacity analog simulation, which is required in latest nodes in order to get higher performance and maintain accuracy. Samsung is using simulator’s verification mode setting to solve simulation capacity issues in growth-applications such as automotive, mobile, consumer and healthcare.
Cadence says Spectre X Simulator’s multi-core scalability enables 10X simulation performance gains for large, post-layout chip designs, which require parasitic inclusion and simulation to maintain design quality.
“The Spectre X Simulator provided us with the capacity and accuracy we needed to deliver our high-quality 5nm PCIe PHY IP with speed and confidence,” said Sangyun Kim, Vice President of Foundry Design Technology Team at Samsung Electronics. “With the 10X performance gain we achieved, we can now analyze the post-layout impact on advanced-node designs and fix issues earlier in the design cycle.”