WP_Term Object
    [term_id] => 76
    [name] => Tanner EDA
    [slug] => tanner-eda
    [term_group] => 0
    [term_taxonomy_id] => 76
    [taxonomy] => category
    [description] => 
    [parent] => 14433
    [count] => 60
    [filter] => raw
    [cat_ID] => 76
    [category_count] => 60
    [category_description] => 
    [cat_name] => Tanner EDA
    [category_nicename] => tanner-eda
    [category_parent] => 14433

Tanner EDA at DAC

Tanner EDA at DAC
by Daniel Payne on 06-14-2011 at 2:40 pm

For 22 years now Tanner EDAhas been in the business pf offering tools for AMS and MEMS designers. I learned what’s new at DAC on Tuesday morning.

Nicholas Williams – Director of Product Management

Tanner EDA front end: S-Edit integrates with Berkeley Fast Analog Simulator
W-Edit – is the waveform viewer

Who is Tanner – full suite for custom IC design
– 22 years in industry
– AMS focus
– First on Windows (also Linux)
– 20K licenses, 67 Countries

S-Edit – Schematics (Import Mentor and Cadence legacy data)
– Cross probe between schematics and layout
– Checking
– Launch simulation, make measurements

Berkeley Analog Fast Spice (AFS)
– About 5 to 10X faster than SPICE
– 10M element capacity

W-Edit – setup measurements
– Scripting for sophisticated measurements
– Built in measurement functions

Layout editor – L-Edit

SDL – schematic driven layout

HiPer DevGen – layout generators

HiPer Verify – Netlist extraction tool (Takes Calibre or Assura decks as inputs)

HiPer PX – parasitic extraction
Why choose Tanner?
– Economic price
– Installed base
– PDKs

Why not your own Fast SPICE?
Easier to partner with a leader already.

John Zuk

Last year – Hiper DevGen (Dublin based, IC Mask)
– This year added: Resistor arrays for matching, adding mosfet array generators, adding current mirrors
– Focus is on analog blocks

SDL – read in netlist analyze it, find current mirrors, use Hiper Devgen automatically

Interactive DRC – close enough to final rules, then HiPer Verfiy in batch to complete the layout verification

Open Access – in integration now, L-edit is first, S-edit is next. PC –based we donated technology that they didn’t even have.
– Took more effort than anticipated.
– Working with Si2 to define what OA should be
– iDRC and iLVS are in the future, after L-edit and S-edit, waiting to be embraced
– IPL Constraints – looking at that as well, designer notes, will be part of S-edit
– V16 is due in October and will be the first to support OA

iPDK – Looks more practical than Open PDK
– In V17 this would be supported in 2012, beta by June 2012

Resell BDA tool – 1st line of support,

OEM – parasitic extraction tool (Tuo Delft in Netherlands, HiPer PX extraction)
– Hiper devgen

Tanner version – scaled down version limited by processors and total elements, lighter version, token based
– Worldwide sales agreement
– First copy to be sold very soon

Fiscal Year – 140 new customers in 2011


3D field solver as an upgrade

V16 – multi user now available

OA – realtime collaboration on the same database

ClioSoft – what is the cost of this?

Share this post via:


There are no comments yet.

You must register or log in to view/post comments.