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Cadence Accelerates RF Design with Supply of New TSMC N16 mmWave Reference Move

Cadence and TSMC collaborate on N16 mmWave RF design enablement to speed up innovation in cellular, 5G and automotive purposes

SAN JOSE, Calif.— October 26 2022 — Cadence Design Programs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) at the moment introduced that Cadence® RFIC options assist TSMC’s N16RF Design Reference Move and course of design package (PDK) to assist speed up the following era of cellular, 5G and automotive purposes. The continued collaboration between Cadence and TSMC permits mutual prospects to design with Cadence options for TSMC’s N16RF mmWave semiconductor know-how.

The Cadence RFIC options assist the Cadence Clever System Design technique, enabling system-on-chip (SoC) design excellence. To be taught extra about Cadence RFIC options, go to

The whole RF Design Reference Move contains passive gadget modeling, block-level optimization, delicate format routing nets EM parasitics signoff, EM-IR evaluation with customized passives, and self-heating. The reference movement options a number of merchandise optimized for TSMC’s N16RF mmWave course of know-how, together with the Cadence Virtuoso® Schematic Editor, Virtuoso ADE Product Suite, and built-in Spectre® X Simulator and RF choice. Moreover, the movement options excessive capability electromagnetic (EM) mannequin era utilizing the Cadence EMX® 3D Planar Solver for seamless back-annotation of S-parameter fashions into golden schematic and EM-IR evaluation with self-heating with the Voltus-Fi Customized Energy Integrity Answer, permitting computerized administration of EM and RCX fashions for RF-accurate outcomes. The movement allows customers to successfully handle nook simulations and obtain design robustness.

The EMX Planar 3D Solver and Quantus Parasitic Extraction are built-in into the Virtuoso platform, enabling layered extraction of coupling results and guaranteeing full-design EM parasitic signoff. The Cadence RFIC full movement gives an environment friendly methodology that lets engineers obtain design targets—efficiency, energy effectivity and reliability—in a single, tightly built-in design atmosphere.

“By means of our continued collaboration with Cadence, we’re enabling prospects to enhance productiveness utilizing Cadence-certified flows and our superior N16 mmWave course of know-how,” stated Dan Kochpatcharin, head of the Design Infrastructure Administration Division at TSMC. “With the brand new reference movement, we’re making it simpler for these creating next-generation cellular, automotive, 5G, healthcare, and aerospace designs to undertake our applied sciences shortly, and we’ve already seen prospects leverage our applied sciences to advance innovation.”

“By working carefully with TSMC, our prospects have entry to probably the most refined capabilities to create aggressive designs with TSMC’s N16 mmWave course of know-how and our complete RF and RFIC flows,” stated Tom Beckley, senior vice chairman and common supervisor within the Customized IC & PCB Group at Cadence. “Cadence strives to offer our mutual prospects with one of the best flows, and we continually take heed to suggestions to achieve an understanding of their real-world design necessities. This suggestions permits us to tailor our flows accordingly so prospects can concentrate on their designs, slightly than integrations.”

About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal chief in digital techniques design, constructing upon greater than 30 years of computational software program experience. The corporate applies its underlying Clever System Design technique to ship software program, {hardware} and IP that flip design ideas into actuality. Cadence prospects are the world’s most modern firms, delivering extraordinary digital merchandise from chips to boards to finish techniques for probably the most dynamic market purposes, together with hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, cellular, aerospace, client, industrial and healthcare. For eight years in a row, Fortune journal has named Cadence one of many 100 Finest Firms to Work For. Study extra at

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