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Semiconductors

The new era of semiconductors will enable transformational products for artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, automotive, networking, cloud and edge compute applications. Ubiquitous connectivity, low latency and faster data rates will enable billions of more smart devices. These devices will rely on advanced, low power FinFET designs and state-of-the-art 3D integrated circuit (IC) packaging technologies to deliver the required power, performance, area and reliability metrics.

Multiphysics analysis is critical for enabling these cutting-edge electronics systems to work reliably throughout their lifetime. ANSYS empowers customers with multiphysics simulations to simultaneously solve power, thermal, variability, timing, electromagnetics and reliability challenges across the spectrum of chip, package and system to promote first-time silicon and system success. ANSYS simulation and modeling tools offer you early power budgeting analysis for high-impact design decisions and foundry-certified accuracy needed for IC signoff.

System-aware IC power efficiency, power integrity and reliability

At the core of every electronics system is a chip that must meet multiple conflicting requirements, such as high performance, increased functionality, power efficiency, reliability and low cost. Ensuring the chip meets power efficiency, 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 multiscale, multiphysics solutions to support a chip-package-system (CPS) design flow.

The ANSYS semiconductor portfolio of power efficiency, power integrity and reliability solutions achieves ISO 26262 “Tool Confidence Level 1” (TCL1) certification. This certification enables automotive IC designers to meet rigorous safety requirements for ADAS and autonomous applications. Auto chip makers can leverage ANSYS PowerArtist, ANSYS Totem and ANSYS RedHawk family of multiphysics simulations for all ISO 26262 safety-related development projects at any Automotive Safety Integrity Level.

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 by all leading foundries since 2006.

Production-proven solutions

Our software has enabled thousands of successful tape-outs across multiple technology nodes.

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Flagship Products

RedHawk

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.


RedHawk
Totem

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


Totem
PowerArtist

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.


PowerArtist
RaptorX

RaptorX is a novel pre-LVS electromagnetic modeling software with limitless capacity of its engine in combination with highly accurate results and blazing fast modeling times.


ANSYS RaptorX
Exalto

Exalto is a powerful post-LVS RLCk extraction software that enables IC design engineers to accurately predict electromagnetic coupling effects during the sign-off phase.


ANSYS Exalto

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