Custom IC Design
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Mentor’s new Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform includes integrated solutions for design capture, floorplanning, custom routing, polygon editing, physical layout, schematic-driven layout, concurrent editing and chip assembly. To help companies jump-start their design cycles and cut time-to-market, Mentor Graphics and its foundry partners have developed design kits.
These kits include all the foundry-specific devices and models for use with Pyxis Custom IC Design solutions. The platform supports all common commercial design kit formats plus numerous customer proprietary formats. Mentor supports OpenPDK, iPDK and other industry standards.
The solutions in this platform are easily configured and offer an affordable option for design engineers.
Pyxis Concurrent enables multiple users to edit the same cell at the same time. Instead of placing the chip finishing duties solely in the hands of a single layout engineer, Pyxis Concurrent allows the... View Video
Pyxis Custom Router, an add-on option for Pyxis Implement, introduces an integrated tool box of advanced custom routing functionality. The tool box includes a global router for congestion mitigation, a... View Video
Custom IC Flow
Mentor Graphic’s Custom IC flow and its integrated schematic, extraction and simulation tools allow you to take a design from system specifications to post-layout verification with a virtually seamless approach.
Pyxis Custom IC Design Solutions
Pyxis Schematic, part of Mentor's Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform, provides a powerful and easy-to-use design entry environment with advanced capabilities that boost designer productivity.
Pyxis Implement, part of Mentor's Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform, provides a highly productive environment for correct-by-construction layout by rapidly loading, displaying, and saving large GDSII and OASIS® files.
Pyxis Layout, part of Mentor'sPyxis Custom IC Design Platform, provides a fast and flexible environment for layout entry and editing.
“Moving from a well entrenched design and verification environment to something new is an enormous task even when you’re not faced with an impending tapeout. Mentor put a great deal of time into anticipating possible problems, and working to dismiss them before they could manifest themselves. This attention to detail was critical to the ultimate success of the replacement process.”