X-FAB’s informative, free seminar including lunch will explore how flexible analog/mixed-signal CMOS technologies can make complex mixed-signal design a little easier. A presentation by Brendan Bold introduces X-FAB’s mixed-signal process architecture style and explains how its unique modularity enables cost-effective selection of primitive devices that are essential for designs beyond a plain vanilla CMOS chip.
The presentation highlights X-FAB’s 0.35 and 0.18 micrometer process platforms, including existing and future features. A presentation by Jim Tomkins focuses on the design and integration of analog circuitry into an IC. It covers X-FAB’s XH035 digital library layout concept and discusses in-depth analog layout techniques for complex integrated chips. Attendees will hear layout tips for ensuring digital noise is not induced into the sensitive analog sections of a design, and will discuss layout guidelines that help prevent latch-up in pad cells.
X-FAB, the leading analog/mixed-signal foundry, manufactures silicon wafers for analog-digital integrated circuits (mixed-signal ICs) on customer order. The company maintains wafer production facilities in Erfurt (Germany), Plymouth (UK), Lubbock, Texas (US), and Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia), and employs approximately 2,400 people worldwide. Wafers are manufactured based on ultra-modern modular CMOS and BiCMOS processes with technologies ranging from 1.0 to 0.13 micrometers, for applications primarily in the automotive, communications, consumer and industrial sectors.
Lunch & Learn Technical Seminar
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Presentation I – 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Presentation II – 12:30 – 2 p.m.
2655 Seely Avenue
San Jose, CA 95134