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The Transaction Level Modelling (TLM) Package consists of tools for high level design and verification of digital systems. (This is a subset of the IC Package).
Licenses for options are generated on the same servers (with the same number of seats as the main package). It is not possible to give any separate licensing information. Please use the Cadence Optional Packages Order Form to request the options (other than 3D-IC where a written case for approval is required).Supplementary maintenance fees for the options are clarified on the order form.
Option for licensees of both the IC and Systems packages*
The Cadence Encounter 3D-IC technology enables digital IC implementation across multiple die, utilizing through-silicon vias (TSVs) and micro-bump bonding techniques. It supports both die stacks and silicon interposers, and interfaces with the SiP design tools for package co-design. The current version of the tools includes TSV/micro-bump placement, assignment, alignment, and routing, as well as multi-die timing and power signoff analysis. *Users must have licenses of both the IC package and the Systems Package on the same server.
A good introduction to 3D-IC design challenges is given in the Cadence White Paper
Users who wish to be considered for access must write a short case with details of the design project and the 3D/2.5D process to be used. Please contact the Microelectronics Support Centre for guidance.
Institutes which are approved by Cadence Design Systems will then have to pay a supplementary maintenance charge of 350 EURO for the October 2012 to September 2013 session.”
System in Package (SiP) Option to IC package
The SiP Option additionally provides Digital and RF SiP design capabilities, streamlining the integration of multiple chips (into a die stack or single substrate). It includes tools for; architecting SiP systems by capturing and exploring top-level SiP connectivity, IC/package IO planning and optimisation for 3D die stack creation, 3D die stack viewing, DRC, bondability verification, and cross-die RF SiP simulation.
Manufacturability Verification System (MVS) Option to the IC package
The Manufacturability Verification System Option additionally includes tools for Full chip model based manufacturability checking, enabling users to easily identify sections of layout which will cause a loss in lithographic fidelity (affecting circuit behaviour and yield).
Virtual System Platform (VSP) Option to the IC package click here for a
The Virtual System Platform Option adds new functionality to Cadence’s Incisive suite of tools that allows the development of TLM Virtual Platforms. Virtual Platforms enable pre-RTL software development, functional verification, and system analysis and optimization before committing to hardware micro-architecture. VSP automates the process of creating a virtual prototype, debugging software with a virtual prototype, and deploying the virtual prototype to the software team.
Virtual Platforms can also be used after RTL/Silicon is available. The Virtual Platform allows greater visibility than a hardware prototype, allowing better debug and verification of internal blocks and signals, and offers much greater performance than RTL simulation, allowing interactive debugging of software applications running on the Virtual platform.
VSP requires 3rd party processor models from either ARM (FastModels – supports ARM Families) or Imperas (OVP models – support for ARM, ARC, MIPS, etc.). ARM and Imperas models are included in the VSP installation, however, a license for ARM or Imperas must be obtained separately before VSP can be used. Licenses for ARM and Imperas are available through EUROPRACTICE.
Please contact the MicroelectronicsCentre@stfc.ac.uk if you have any questions.
InCyte Chip Estimator (INCYTE) Option to
the IC package
The InCyte Chip Estimator Option enables high level chip planning and detailed metrics estimation. It includes access to the chip estimator environment for chip architects to quickly obtain early estimates of chip design metrics, such as; performance, power consumption, area, and cost. Use of this software is controlled by login accounts/passwords for the Chip Estimate portal (where the necessary information to form the estimates is stored), rather than by conventional licenses. Institutions ordering this package will receive login accounts/passwords for 5 named institution users.
Please click on the images below for 3 short videos showing the Cadence InCyte Chip Estimator software in action. Click icon in bottom right corner of image to view in full screen mode.
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Please refer to the lists below for full details of the latest releases.
The EUROPRACTICE Software Service place bulk orders with Vendors monthly. In order to be included on the monthly order, Institute orders to EUROPRACTICE must be received at RAL by no later than the 25th day of each month.
Detailed instructions on how to place a EUROPRACTICE software order, how to complete the software order forms and the financial procedures that must be followed are given in the Software Order Procedures.
PLEASE note EUROPRACTICE members wishing to purchase Cadence for the first time must complete the Cadence End User Agreement AND the Cadence Export Classification document. The completed and signed documents must accompany your initial Cadence software order only. They are not needed when ordering additional Cadence licenses. Two copies of the End User Agreement must be completed and each must contain an original signature in ink on both pack pages.
PLEASE ensure that you read the End User Agreement Notes before downloading the End User Agreements.
PLEASE read the Notes on Cadence EUA Amendment for Online Support Knowledge Base Access before downloading.
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Last modified: May 3, 2013