IQ-Analog Adopts Diakopto’s ParagonX™ Platform for Next-Generation 5G Wireless Communications ICs
“As we migrate our projects to advanced FinFET technologies, IC layout parasites have become the dominant source of bottlenecks for performance and reliability, as well as delays in our development cycle,” he said. Michael Capes, CEO of IQ-Analog. “Diakopto’s ParagonX is a godsend that helps us navigate and overcome these challenges. It is extremely fast and easy to use and provides very intuitive results and in-depth insights into parasite-caused problems to stimulate improvements and optimizations in our projects. “
Parasites are unforeseen elements in IC designs that degrade circuit performance, precision, energy efficiency, strength and reliability. The ever-increasing need for higher density, faster speed and greater precision of integrated circuits, combined with continued migration to more advanced technological nodes, redefined the role of parasites in IC design. Power-to-performance (PPA) metrics and time to market for modern integrated circuits are now dominated by built-in connections and layout parasites. Resolving the root causes of IC design problems has become extremely difficult, tedious and time consuming.
ParagonX offers a new methodology that treats parasites as a first-order design parameter. It is orders of magnitude faster than other EDA solutions and helps engineers quickly find the few critical parasitic elements (thousands, millions or billions) that are responsible for bottlenecks, suffocation points and weak areas. This reduces troubleshooting time and IC optimization associated with parasites from days or weeks to minutes or hours, which is especially valuable during the removal phase.
“We are pleased to have IQ-Analog select ParagonX for their innovative 5G broadband transceiver projects,” he said. Maxim Ershov, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer of Diakopto. “This speaks to the flexibility of our ParagonX platform, as it is accepted for a wide range of applications, including high-speed SerDes, 5G wireless networking, optical communications, image sensors, low-power IoT, memories and much more.”
A unique feature of the ParagonX software is its incomparable ease of use. It offers a unique experience that allows novice users to get started with minimal training. The tool does not require complex setup, configuration, CAD support or foundry qualification. This extremely intuitive and flexible methodology allows quick acceptance by new users and design teams.
About Diakopto Inc.
Diakopto develops ready-made analysis, visualization and optimization tools for complex IC designs, with the main focus on layout parasites. We enable design, layout and CAD engineers to more than 30 leading companies in the industry to quickly find and solve design problems, increase productivity and accelerate marketing. Our software platform and methodology are designed to provide easy-to-use, intuitive and fast functionalities, giving clear, visual and applicable results. Diakopto is headquartered in San Jose, California. www.diakopto.com
About IQ-Analog Corporation
IQ-Analog Corporation is a leading developer of broadband transceivers serving markets for advanced wireless communications and radar systems. With more than a decade of research and development, our new approach to high-speed data conversion using time domain signal processing is at the heart of a new class of integrated circuits performing digital antenna processing with unprecedented performance and energy efficiency. IQ-Analog is based in San Diego, California. Learn more at http://iqanalog.com.
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