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Design-to-Silicon Services to Ensure Your Success

The growing impact of design characteristics on yield demands new and creative solutions to ensure manufacturability. Migration to the next technology node creates demand for new expertise that often exceeds available resources. Meeting these challenges requires best-in-class tools and the engineering expertise to use them to develop advanced modeling and verification solutions. Mentor Graphics offers a variety of services to assist you in maximizing your efficiency and production throughout your design and verification flows.

Calibre How-To Videos

Need a quick answer to your Calibre question? Check out the Calibre How-To video series. Each video addresses a common question or issue presented by Calibre customers, and provides the quick and easy solution you’re looking for.

Calibre Interfaces

Calibre is the only sign-off verification toolset that is integrated with the full range of design tools used throughout the design flow, to provide robust and extensible interfaces to custom design, place and route, and a wide range of specialty design tools. These interfaces let designers use Calibre’s sign-off engine flows from their favorite design cockpits, enabling early, accurate, and fast detection and correction of manufacturing issues.

Foundry Partners

Mentor Graphics teams with the world's top foundries to jointly develop and qualify IC design kits and Calibre DRC, LVS, and PEX rule files. Visit this page to view resources available from a specific foundry.

DFM Analysis Service

Our DFM Analysis Service, which is based on the Calibre® platform for TSMC 40nm and 28nm foundry customers, will analyze your design database and deliver a results database with hotspot locations and fixing hints that routers can use to make layout corrections. It is an attractive option for startups who tape out relatively few advanced node devices per year, giving them a way to meet TSMC’s sign-off requirements without investing in a costly design data center.

Yield Enhancement Services

Mentor Consulting’s Yield Enhancement Services provides you with the expertise and project management skills required for effective deployment of advanced technologies. Yield Enhancement Services consultants are the leading expert engineers in the use of the Calibre® design-to-silicon platform. Our consultants ensure knowledge transfer to enable your continued success and accelerated adoption of technologies and methodologies.

DFT Services

Mentor Consulting DFT Services can help you develop and deploy methodology for a fully automated Tessent flow, or assist you with specific Tessent product usage. Whether you want to migrate from older products and technology, or optimize your use of the Tessent product suite, our consultants have the experience and skills to help you get the most value from your investment.


Training courses for key Mentor Graphics products and technologies are available in our training centers around the world, at your site, or online/on demand. Our private and custom training options provide a convenient and cost-effective way to educate your entire team that is tailored to meet your company’s educational needs.

Data Management Services

Mentor Consulting’s Data Management Services provides you with expertise in managing design data and libraries at the enterprise level. We can help you enhance and interconnect EDA technology with your business and manufacturing environments, and provide the important change management component you need when migrating and updating to new systems.