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Cadence Introduces EMX Designer, Delivering More Than 10X Increased Performance For On-Chip Passive Component Synthesis

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New EMX Designer synthesizes a wide range of passive devices within a fraction of the time when compared with other solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced the new Cadence® EMX® Designer, a passive device synthesis and optimization technology that delivers, in split seconds, design rule check (DRC)-clean parametric cells (PCells) and accurate electromagnetic (EM) models of passive devices, such as inductors, transformers, T-coils and more. Seamlessly integrated with the Cadence Virtuoso® ADE Product Suite, the EMX Designer solution offers more than 10X faster synthesis times, with significant productivity gains versus other solutions.

The EMX Designer solution lets customers rapidly synthesize DRC-clean passive devices at a touch of a button, based on electrical and geometrical requirements. With unparalleled flexibility, EMX Designer PCells can easily be modified to meet the designers’ exact layout requirements, utilizing a long list of options from a user-friendly interface inside the Virtuoso platform. When used with the EMX 3D Planar Solver, the industry’s gold-standard electromagnetic modeling engine, the EMX Designer solution ensures the accuracy of generated models. The seamless integration with the Virtuoso platform offers users various options for plotting and appending results.

“pSemi evaluated the Cadence EMX Designer solution as we were interested in automating the passive device creation and optimization process for our proprietary PDKs,” said John Sung, Vice President of Engineering Infrastructure at pSemi. “EMX Designer fully met our requirements for PCell flexibility, speed and accuracy. It is seamlessly integrated into the Cadence design flow and will improve the productivity of our design teams.”

“The new EMX Designer solution adds key technology to our leading Custom IC design flow, delivering the most flexible passive-device PCells in record-breaking time while also enabling significant productivity gains,” said Tom Beckley, senior vice president and general manager, Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence. “We are pleased to offer our customers an expanded, complete, highly differentiated and efficient IC design platform that addresses the early stages of the design all the way through to signoff and closure.”

“Using Cadence’s new EMX Designer solution, our team was able to improve productivity and reduce design cycle times,” said Peter Gammel, CEO, Ubilite. “We managed to synthesize passive devices with better performance, and at the same time, save 20% silicon area for the advanced process nodes we use with the new solution. EMX Designer offers us a versatile library of passive devices, delivering extremely accurate results across all process nodes at incredibly fast speeds.”

The EMX Designer solution seamlessly interfaces with Cadence EMX 3D Planar Solver and further supports the Cadence Intelligent System Design strategy, enabling system-on-chip (SoC) design excellence and system innovation. For more information on EMX Designer, please visit www.cadence.com/go/EMXDesigner.

About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic systems design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to complete systems for the most dynamic market applications, including hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile, aerospace, consumer, industrial and healthcare. For nine years in a row, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com.

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First published on Thu, Apr 13, 2023

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