SEOUL, South Korea and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA --- Dongbu HiTek and Synopsys, Inc. announce the availability of interoperable Process Design Kits (iPDKs) that enable Dongbu HiTek foundry customers using Synopsys' Custom Compiler™ solution to rapidly design specialized analog/power and mixed-signal chips that target high-growth markets. The new iPDKs initially support Dongbu HiTek's mixed-signal process nodes at 0.11-micron as well as BCDMOS technology at 0.18-micron node operating at 1.8V/5V and up to 30V with LDMOS. The combination of the iPDKs and Custom Compiler's ability to shorten analog layout tasks from days to hours will enable mutual customers to rapidly design specialized analog/power and mixed-signal chips that target high-growth markets.
Kwon confirmed that the two new iPDKs co-developed with Synopsys are available now. "The two new iPDKs support our 0.11-micron mixed-signal process, which is ideal for implementing audio codecs and DACs, and our 0.18-micron BCDMOS, which is best for designing PMICs, data converters, wireless chargers and LED drivers. The applications for such analog-intensive chips include smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions."
The Korean foundry reports that it intends continue to collaborate with Synopsys to develop additional iPDKs. Expected to be introduced later this year, forthcoming iPDKs will support 90-nanometer (nm) mixed-signal designs as well as 0.18-micron BCDMOS designs that deploy LDMOS to operate up to 45V/60V.