Tanner's focus on AMS, MEMS and, now, the IoT-edge are making it even more ripe for integration with other Mentor tools.
PDK enables photonics prototyping on MPW runs and compatibility with volume production at STMicroelectronics at Crolles.
DATE highlights for Mentor include a 90-minute workshop on achieving functional safety for autonomous driving.
Cadence is creating a flow that the company believes will make it possible to bring greater predictability to photonics design.
Cadence Design Systems has worked with Lumerical Solutions and PhoeniX Software to develop a flow for designing photonic ICs based on the Virtuoso custom-design platform.
Following Mentor's acquisition of Tanner EDA, management expect the integration will help with a drive into IoT applications and systems that need to go beyond standard IC lithography.
Last week's announcement by Avago that it would buy Broadcom looks to be only partly about bulk. The merger could help drive SIP and 3DIC integration.
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