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IC Design

Tight collaboration with foundries, IC design houses, systems companies, research and development labs, and industry standards organizations ensures our tools meet state-of-the-art requirements and deliver real competitive value.

Physical Verification with Calibre®

Calibre's physical verification capabilities are the industry leader for accuracy, reliability, and performance.

Calibre nmDRC and Calibre nmLVS are the market share leaders in physical verification. Calibre also leads the market with innovative features such as incremental DRC, which ensures you can complete your design rule checking quickly and efficiently, and equation-based design rules, which let designers define continuous, three-dimensional functions that accurately and precisely reflect the complex physical interactions of today's nanometer designs. 


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Circuit Verification with Calibre®

Calibre's circuit verification strategies and tools effectively and efficiently address the reliability and functional yield challenges of today's advanced and complex IC designs.

Circuit Verification involves several essential steps in the design process that will help identify potential circuit or design errors as well as extract the necessary data for downstream circuit simulation. During this step, layout is analyzed and compared vs. the schematic to ensure design integrity. Second, the design is analyzed for short-term and long-term electrical failures and, if found, those are presented to the designer for fixing.

And finally, a detailed silicon model is constructed with intentional device, advanced parameters, and parasitic information into a format that consumed by a downstream simulator so that designers can reliably determine if their design is meeting electrical specifications (timing, power, etc.)

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Calibre PERC

Calibre® PERC™ reliability verification solution is designed to address your advanced circuit verification needs for electrostatic discharge (ESD), electrical overstress (EOS), signals crossing multiple power domains, advanced ERC and other reliability concerns.

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Design for Manufacturing with Calibre

The broadest, most accurate, and best performing DFM solution in the industry.

At nanometer nodes, design signoff is no longer just DRC and LVS. These basic components of physical verification are being augmented by an expansive set of yield analysis and critical feature identification capabilities, as well as layout enhancements, and printability and performance validation, all of which Mentor addresses with the DFM tools of the Calibre nm Platform.

Building on our powerful, production-proven Hyperscaling architecture, we deliver the broadest, most accurate, and best performing DFM solutions in the industry. Because the Calibre platform is built on standard open database interfaces, it brings production-proven DFM capabilities to our customers independent of the design creation environment they use.

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Analog/Mixed-Signal Verification

Consistently delivering proven and differentiated analog/mixed-signal (AMS) circuit verification capabilities with the required accuracy, performance, and capacity for more than 1000 customers worldwide.

Mentor has proven solutions that address semiconductor design team’s most challenging analog/mixed-signal verification challenges, for circuit simulation, mixed signal verification and variation-aware design and characterization.

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