Keysight design system and Samsung design kit reduce cost of ICs

Keysight Technologies’ PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) and PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) are integrated with the latest interoperable process design kit (iPDK) from Samsung for the 28nm fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (28FDS) process technology.  Keysight says that it will allow designers to reduce development time and costs.

PathWave is a software platform that enables agile and connected design and test.  It connects simulation and measurement data throughout the design, test, and manufacturing lifecycle to reduce the development cycle.

Samsung’s 28FDS process technology combines high performance and low power consumption with responsiveness to power management design techniques, it is already used for mobile and consumer multimedia chips. Samsung’s iPDK enables designers to quickly create circuit designs and perform simulations.

Mutual customers will be able to start designs in PathWave ADS, or leverage the interoperability feature, to bring in designs from other EDA tools with Samsung’s 28FDS iPDK and perform circuit simulations and optimisations in PathWave ADS.

Keysight Technologies aims to optimise networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with its portfolio that ranges from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimisation in networks and cloud environments. Customers are in the communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets worldwide.

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