June 4, 2012 -- ANSYS and subsidiary Apache Design have announced today that their RedHawk and Totem products achieved TSMC Phase I 20-nm certification. TSMC certified the tools for 20-nm design rule manuals (DRMs) and Spice models. Early adopters are using the flows and tools while close collaboration continues between TSMC, ANSYS, Apache and designers.
RedHawk and Totem provide power, noise and reliability sign-off for system-on-chip and mixed-signal designs at advanced technology nodes. RedHawk also addresses electromigration by delivering current direction-aware, metal topology-aware and temperature-aware checks as well as expanded capabilities to support TSMC's 20-nm electromigration rules. Totem provides full-chip, layout-based power and noise analysis for analog and mixed-signal designs.
In addition, ANSYS technologies interface with TSMC's 3D-IC flow to deliver accurate thermal profiles through iterative analysis of power maps and boundary conditions.