Increasing demand for smart electronic devices is driving integration and further miniaturization of integrated circuit (IC) technology. Interacting physics arising from shrinking geometries, especially in FinFETs, stacked-die and emerging 3D-IC architectures, result in power integrity and reliability-related design challenges. By simulating electromigration, thermal effects and electrostatic discharge phenomena, you can verify the power noise integrity and reliability of the most complex ICs. ANSYS simulation and modeling tools offer you early power budgeting analysis for high-impact design decisions and foundry-certified accuracy needed for IC sign-off.

System-aware IC power integrity and reliability

At the core of every electronics system is a chip that has to meet multiple conflicting requirements, such as high performance, increased functionality, power efficiency, reliability and still at a low cost. Ensuring the chip meets power integrity and reliability requirements as both a stand-alone component and within the electronics system calls for a system-aware chip design methodology. ANSYS uniquely offers a suite of multidomain, multiphysics solutions to support a chip-package-system (CPS) design flow.

Foundry certified accuracy

With the cost of designing and implementing a system-on-chip (SoC) ranging from $50 million to $200 million, first-time working silicon is a must. IC designers require the most accurate simulation solution and consider foundry certification as the ultimate proof of accuracy. ANSYS semiconductor solutions have been certified at all leading foundries since 2006.

Production-proven solutions

Our software has enabled thousands of successful tape-outs across multiple technology nodes. Our solutions are used by more than 90 percent of the global semiconductor companies, including all of the top 20.

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Flagship Products


RedHawk is the standard for power integrity and reliability solutions. It accurately predicts chip power and noise using voltage drop simulation analysis for the entire power delivery network (PDN), from chip to package to board.


Totem is a transistor-level power noise and reliability simulation platform for analog, mixed-signal and custom digital designs.


PowerArtist is a comprehensive physically-aware design-for-power solution for early register-transfer-level (RTL) power budgeting, efficiency analysis, reduction and regression. It can profile the power of real applications and perform seamless RTL-to-physical power integrity and thermal analysis.

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See how our customers are using our software:

XP Semiconductors N.V.

NXP, Inc.

As automotive infotainment units become more complex, designers turn to simulation at chip level to ensure reliable, noise-free performance. Using ANSYS RedHawk and ANSYS Q3D Extractor, NXP engineers designed a new IC chip for a digital automobile radio with a 75 percent footprint reduction, lower costs and superior sound quality. View Case Study