Gim Tan at Magma did a webinar on analog circuit optimization
, so I watched it today to see what I could learn about their approach. Gim is a Staff AE, so not much marketing fluff to wade through in this webinar.
The old way of designing custom analog circuits involves many tedious and error prone iterations between front-end (Schematic Capture, circuit simulation) and back-end (layout, DRC/LVS, extraction):
The Maga-based custom IC design flow uses:
- Model-based cells called FlexCells in Titan ADX:
- Circuit simulator, FineSim SPICE
- Floorplan, Titan AVP
- Automated routing,