“The new Calibre and xCalibre rule files enable joint customers of IBM and Mentor to more rapidly and accurately perform physical verification and parasitic extraction. Mentor has done a phenomenal job of providing sufficient capacity for modern mixed-signal designs and integrating the physical verification debug process with IC layout and schematic capture.”
Carl Dickey, Mixed-Signal Strategist, IBM Microelectronics SiGe BiCMOS Foundry
IBM’s foundry services provide end-to-end solutions for the consumer electronics, networking, automotive, wireless communications, power management, media and entertainment, and aerospace and defense markets. The company’s foundry services offers bulk complementary metal–oxide-semiconductor (CMOS), low-power CMOS, RF CMOS, silicon-germanium (SiGe), high voltage, and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technologies.
Prototyping and low-volume production are available at IBM's award-winning 200 mm (Vermont) and 300 mm (New York) fabrication facilities.
Mentor and IBM have collaborated on solutions for hardware/software co-verification, debugging, operating system, software IDE/simulation (foundry). Mentor’s tools for compilers, debuggers, operating systems, software IDE, simulation/emulation/EDA are approved for use with IBM foundry services
Mentor's Seamless co-verification environment for IBM PowerPC® architecture enables software and hardware development in parallel, removing software from the critical path, reducing the risk of hardware iterations, and increasing overall product quality. Seamless combines the full hardware visibility of your logic simulator with a graphical source-level software debugger, allowing you to isolate design errors quickly.