SAN JOSE, Calif., March 9, 2020—Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced it has been working together with STMicroelectronics to successfully tape out a 56G very short-reach (VSR) SerDes in 7nm for a system on chip (SoC) targeted at the networking, cloud and data center markets. Cadence provided the critical IP architecture, certain IP sub-blocks and relevant design support, leveraging its investments in 56G and 112G PAM4 SerDes technology while ST developed the complete SerDes core, making use of its extensive know-how in this field.
“Cadence’s strong 112G SerDes fully hits the requirements relevant to ASICs for networking and communication,” said Flavio Benetti, general manager of the ASIC division at STMicroelectronics. “By combining Cadence’s silicon-proven IP building blocks with our deep knowledge of SerDes analog and mixed-signal design techniques, we were able to beat our customer’s challenging power targets. We value our ongoing collaboration and have selected Cadence as our preferred supplier for 112G long-reach SerDes IP.”
“Our successful collaboration with STMicroelectronics exemplifies how Cadence is delivering SoC design excellence through our Intelligent System Design strategy,” said Babu Mandava, senior vice president and general manager of the IP group at Cadence. “Our silicon-proven PAM4 SerDes IP portfolio optimized for power, performance and area efficiency, used in conjunction with the Cadence Innovus Implementation System, enabled ST to achieve performance excellence and time-to-market advantage for their innovative designs.”
The broad Cadence® design IP portfolio including the 112G Multi-Rate PAM4 SerDes, and the best-in-class digital and signoff technology including the Innovus™ Implementation System, both support Cadence’s Intelligent System Design™ strategy, enabling customers to achieve SoC design excellence. For more information on Cadence’s broad SerDes IP portfolio, visit http://www.cadence.com/go/56gs
Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to systems for the most dynamic market applications including consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, aerospace, industrial and health. For six years in a row, Fortune Magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at http://www.cadence.com.