Artisan Physical IP enables TSMC to accelerate tape-out
timelines and bring leading SoCs to market faster for mainstream IoT and mobile devices, said Suk Lee, TSMC senior director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division.
This early pathfinding work will provide valuable learning to enable physical design IP and methodologies in support of customers to tape-out
10FinFET designs as early as Q4 2015.
They felt that in few months chip designers will be licensed to develop processors on ARM Cortex-A15 core and complete 28nm tape-outs
It supports the Linux platform, a significant extension of the AWR intelligent Net[TM] (iNet) technology to handle arbitrary layout geometries; automatic and "on the fly" connectivity extraction in layout; support for Verilog-A analog behavioral language; integration of an additional SPICE circuit simulator and electromagnetic (EM) simulators; and support for industry standard physical verification flow for final chip tape-outs
JupiterXT is the entry point to Avant!'s widely adopted SinglePass-SoC solution with more than 12,000 successful tape-outs
to its credit.
Mutual ARM and TSMC silicon partners have also benefitted from early access to ARM Artisan physical IP and 16nm FinFET+ tape-outs
of the Cortex-A72 processor, the high- performance processor powering many of today's best-selling primary compute devices.
Chiang pointed out that the company has completed many 28nm tape-outs
, the final IC design results before hitting production lines, and begun filling the contract orders.