The Mentor offerings now certified for TSMC’s N3 process include the Analog FastSPICE Platform, which provides leading-edge circuit verification for nanometer analog, radio frequency (RF), mixed-signal, memory and custom digital circuits.
Mentor has also expanded its support for TSMC’s 2.5/3D offering with Mentor’s Xpedition software, including Xpedition Substrate Integrator for design planning and netlisting and Xpedition Package Designer for layout, now enhanced to meet TSMC’s requirements for InFO-R. In addition, Mentor’s Calibre platform 3DStack technology has expanded its support of inter-die LVS for TSMC offerings with support for CoWoS-S.
Mentor’s Calibre nmPlatform, which is the global IC verification industry leader, has added further certifications across multiple products for TSMC’s N3 and N5 processes including:
- The Calibre nmDRC and Calibre nmLVS tool suites, which are for IC physical and circuit verification sign-off. Calibre continues to deliver new advancements and functionality at each new process node, while delivering industry-leading accuracy, scalability and turnaround time.
- The Calibre PERC reliability platform, which employs a unique, integrated analysis of both the physical layout and the netlist to automate complex reliability verification checks. Mentor has worked with TSMC to provide a comprehensive capability for ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) and Latch-Up verification.
- The Calibre xACT parasitic extraction solution, which offers the high accuracy required for three-dimensional FinFET structures and gives Mentor and TSMC customers the ability to fully leverage the inherent performance benefits of TSMC’s 3nm offering.