Cosmic Circuits Selects Cadence Virtuoso 6.1 for Complex AMS Designs

Cadence Design Systems (I) Pvt Ltd., a subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, announced that Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of differentiated analog IP cores, has adopted the Cadence® Virtuoso® IC 6.1 custom design platform. After extensive and rigorous testing, Cosmic selected Virtuoso IC 6.1 for its complex analog and mixed-signal layout flow, and immediately gained 30 percent improvement in productivity and turnaround time over its previous flow.

Cosmic Circuits successfully deployed Virtuoso technology in full production for its leading-edge analog/mixed-signal IP cores targeting consumer applications. These advanced features include automation to accelerate custom block authoring, as well as Virtuoso space-based routing technology, which automatically comprehends and enforces advanced process and design-rule compliance during interactive routing.

“We were looking for a next-generation technology that could help us with designing correct-by-construction layouts efficiently, thereby minimizing overall design cycle time. We achieved this by using Virtuoso IC 6.1, boosting our efficiencies further. This platform looks very promising and our designers experienced at least 30% improvements, even while ramping-up quickly on this new technology. Its enhanced productivity features, ease of use, and the support we received from Cadence effectively complemented our internal design processes,” said C. Srinivasan, vice president of engineering, Cosmic Circuits. “By deploying the IC 6.1 platform we were able to increase productivity of the layout engineers, thereby saving time when thoroughly verifying designs prior to tapeout,” he added.

“We are pleased to include Cosmic Circuits in our fast growing list of leading-edge companies who are achieving dramatic improvements in quality, productivity and time to market using Virtuoso 6.1,” said John Stabenow, technical marketing group director at Cadence. “Winning in the semiconductor market demands that companies constantly and consistently deliver differentiated end products to the market. It is gratifying to work with companies like Cosmic Circuits to deliver on this objective, and Cadence looks forward to our continued technology collaboration.”

About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry.

About Cosmic Circuits
Cosmic Circuits is a leading provider of differentiated Analog and Mixed-Signal silicon IP. With a single-minded focus on Analog, a large team of expert analog designers, and a strong focus on analog architectures for the nanometer era, we provide best-in-class solutions in all the participating technology areas, aptly suited to the world of convergence electronics. Cosmic Circuits offers customization, support for IP integration and characterization. A winner of the 2007 Red-Herring Asia top-100 award, the company’s mission is one of ensuring ‘Customer success through Quality and Differentiation” of its IP blocks.

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