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Mentor Tools and Services
Calibre® How-to videos
Watch Calibre “How-to” videos that provide quick and easy solutions to common problems and questions that IC designers may encounter.
Calibre® Pattern Matching
Learn how the industry has now migrated to a fast and more accurate means of verifying SRAMs with a new mandatory flow. Also learn about an innovative flows to ensure your custom/analog design meets orientation/symmetry-aware checks for device consistency and high reliability.
Calibre® Circuit Verification
Learn how Calibre PERC enables comprehensive Reliability Verification across all design phases. Calibre PERC has foundry provided decks that will verify integrated circuits against common electrical problems such as Electro-Static Discharge (ESD), Latch-up and Electrical OverStress.
Calibre xACT is a parasitic extraction solution that can provide accuracy down to the atto-farad level. Accuracy at this level gives designers confidence in circuit simulation results and reduces the need for guard banding and overly conservative design margins.
Catapult® | High-Level Synthesis and PowerPro® | RTL Low-Power
The Catapult family of HLS and HLV tools help design and verification teams move up to a more productive level of abstraction using C++/SystemC for the ASIC and FPGA designs. This enables them to cut projects times in half, reduce verification costs by up to 80% and deliver high quality re-useable designs and IP.
PowerPro is a complete low-power solution that can be used throughout the design and verification cycle. It accurately estimates power early in the design cycle with RTL, helps designers achieve maximum power reduction at RTL with guidance and then accurately measures power at the gate level.
Questa® Formal & Clock Domain Crossing Verification
Designers increasingly use advanced multi-clocking and reset signal distribution architectures to meet the high-performance, low bring-up latency, and low-power requirements of their chips. The Questa® Clock-Domain Crossing (CDC), Signoff CDC and Questa® Reset Check verification solutions focus on the interaction between clock or reset domains that simply cannot be dealt with by simulation-based verification techniques.
Questa® Formal delivers powerful formal analysis capabilities to design & verification engineers familiar with formal and assertion-based methodologies. Building on this platform, we have created a wide ranging portfolio of formal verification apps targeting today’s verification challenges, but are automated to enable non-experts to leverage this technology with minimal coaching.
Come see the very latest CDC and Formal demos during the technology exchange booth exhibit times!
Tessent® SiliconInsight®: Bench-top test, debug and characterization
Reducing the silicon bring-up phase is critical in getting ICs into the hands of customers. But turning chip level test failures into actionable results requires detailed knowledge about the DFT architecture as well as how test patterns are turned into a test program. In this presentation, we will demonstrate new technology for bench-top debug and characterization of ATPG patterns. Within the same Tessent® platform that generates patterns and diagnoses failures, you can now apply tests and capture results. Learn how you can reduce the silicon bring-up cycle time with Tessent® SiliconInsight®.
Ultra Low-Power / Ultra High Density Memory Compilers & IPs
We will run a comprehensive demo for “architectural” and “what if” analysis to select the most optimum PPA for memory IPs. We will demonstrate the benefits of MemQuest memory compiler to generate coolSRAM, coolREG-8T, coolROM IPs.
Veloce® Emulation Platform
The Veloce emulation platform uses innovative software, running on powerful, qualified hardware and an extensible operating system, to target design risks faster than hardware-centric strategies. Now considered among the most versatile and powerful of verification tools, emulation greatly expands the ability of project teams to do hardware debugging, hardware/software co-verification or integration, system-level prototyping, low-power verification and power estimation and performance characterization.
Xpedition® Substrate Integrator with Calibre 3DSTACK
Cost, risk, and the limitations of monolithic scaling are driving the growth of multi-die (heterogeneous) packaging solutions. Yet, these multi-substrate packages bring their own challenges. This demonstration will focus on the top three:
1) package assembly validation and verification
2) heterogeneous planning and rapid prototyping
3) physical implementation and signoff
A member of the technical staff will be available to solicit your feedback on the product documentation. This is your opportunity to provide input on how we can improve the effectiveness and usability of product documentation. Stop by and offer your suggestions. Take a quick poll to provide your feedback.
Mentor Consulting Services provides clients domain expertise in both business processes, as well as, electronic design processes, methodology and infrastructure. With hundreds of engagements per year and clients of all sizes, Mentor Consulting Services fully maximizes a client’s current investments and provides an aggressive ROI by providing the link between tools/solutions and a client’s unique requirements, exact process flows, and integrations.
On-demand Is In Demand – Stop by the Training Services kiosk in the U2U Exchange to take a look at our powerful On-demand Training Service. We have a growing selection of libraries for Calibre, Emulation, Capital, Functional Verification, Xpedition, HyperLynx, SystemVision, Tanner, Valor, and more. Plus, you can sign up for a FREE 30-day Discover subscription. You can also find out about our other flexible Training Services including Live Online, Classroom, and Custom Training.
Foundry Eco-System Partners
Silicon is transforming traditional businesses, bringing real-time connectivity and onboard intelligence to everything from homes to retail, from automobiles to drones, and from manufacturing and smart cities. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the leader in enabling this connected intelligence. Our unique assets and flexible engagement models help us serve visionary customers looking to transform their industries through silicon. GF is owned by Mubadala Investment Company. For more information about GLOBALFOUNDRIES, visit globalfoundries.com.
Samsung has initiated its foundry business in 2005 and established it as an independent business unit in 2017 to better serve its customers. Samsung Foundry offers deep expertise in advanced process and design technologies as well as an excellent track record in high-volume manufacturing. We offer a full range of foundry capabilities from design engagements to turnkey projects, with a focus on leading-edge process technologies including 14/10nm FinFET on 300mm wafers and beyond.
Samsung Foundry provides a full range of solutions including advanced process technology, design services, product proven intellectual property (IP). By outsourcing some or all of the design and manufacturing service to Samsung Foundry, you can be confident of maintaining the highest possible product quality while saving time and cost. Customer support is available at every step, from the initial engagement to volume manufacturing, and customer IP is stringently protected. For more information about Samsung Foundry, visit samsungfoundry.com
TowerJazz specializes in manufacturing analog ICs for more than 300 customers worldwide in growing markets, offering SiGe, BiCMOS, Power and Mixed-Signal/CMOS, RF CMOS, CMOS image sensor, and MEMS technologies. TowerJazz also offers design enablement and process transfer services and operates seven manufacturing facilities in Israel, the US and Japan. For more information about TowerJazz, visit towerjazz.com
TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry’s leading process technology and the foundry segment’s largest portfolio of process-proven libraries, IPs, design tools and reference flows. The Company’s owned capacity in 2018 is expected to reach above 12 million (12-inch equivalent) wafers, including capacity from three advanced 12-inch GIGAFAB® facilities, four eight-inch fabs, one six-inch fab, as well as TSMC’s wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech, TSMC China, and TSMC Nanjing. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 7-nanometer production capabilities. Its corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC, visit tsmc.com.
Mentor Design Partner
Delivering differentiated market solutions through multi-way collaboration
In today’s highly competitive market, collaboration is not an option but a necessity. Mentor and Arm have teamed up to deliver market leading solutions in multiple areas. At the Mentor U2U event, Arm will showcase highlights of the collaboration where we enable our partners to deliver the best products with the fastest time-to-market. For more information about Arm, visit arm.com