AWR Corporation Press Release - June 8, 2011
AWR® and LFoundry Introduce 0.15µm RF CMOS Process Design Kit
for Analog Office® RFIC Design Environment
El Segundo, California, USA and Landshut, Germany – June 8, 2011 -
AWR® Corporation and
LFoundry GmbH today announced the
availability of a process design kit (PDK) for
LF150. LFoundry’s LF150 is a modular 0.15µm
RF CMOS process, offering up to six levels of Aluminum plus thick metal (2 - 6µm), optionally a MIM capacitor, a
polyimide passivation and I/O voltages of 1.8V, 3.3V and 5.0V. This new PDK for LF150 targets those customers
designing RFICs for telecom, automotive, industrial and energy saving applications.
Analog Office® design kit includes a full set of RF devices, along with a set of standard devices that will
expand to include more options as customer demand warrants. The PDK includes fully scalable models covering
temperature effects, process corners, and Monte Carlo statistical behavior. Analog Office supports PowerDRC/LVS
and Calibre verification flows, both of which are offered in the new PDK. It also includes all electromagnetic
(EM) stack-up information preconfigured to perform EM analysis and/or RLCK parasitic extraction from within the
Analog Office design environment using AWR's EM Socket™ interface.
"We are currently working with one of
our European customers in taping out a design using our advanced LF150 process together with AWR's Analog Office
software," said Gerhard Spitzlsperger, chief technology officer of LFoundry. "This PDK combines LFoundry’s LF150
0.15µm RF CMOS process with AWR’s innovative software and technologies, giving our mutual customers many benefits
and advantages to successfully complete designs."
Graeme Ritchie, product manager at AWR, added, “LF150
provides an excellent fit with Analog Office’s customer requirements. With RF MOS Ft’s of up to 90 GHz, LF150 is
ideal for circuits operating up to 10 GHz and beyond enabling a wide variety of RF applications to be addressed.“
Pricing and Availability
The Analog Office RFIC PDK supporting LFoundry LF150
0.15um RF CMOS process is available now. Learn more at:
or by contacting your
local AWR office.
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