Bosch deploys Cadence for custom/analog flow

May 2, 2011 – Marketwire — Robert Bosch GmbH (Bosch), one of the top 4 MEMS suppliers, has standardized on an enhanced custom/analog flow based on Virtuoso v6.1 technology from Cadence Design Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), gaining approximately 25% better productivity for advanced custom/analog silicon design.

Bosch and Cadence continue to build upon their longstanding collaboration with the aim of accelerating Bosch’s innovation and time to market, while ensuring the highest quality and reliability for its broad range of high-performance integrated circuits (ICs). The Cadence custom/analog flow includes all elements of silicon, package, and board and provides unified design intent, abstraction, and convergence through the flow.

As a result of implementing the Cadence unified custom/analog flow, Bosch yielded approximately a 25% design productivity gain compared to a multi-vendor point-tool approach that was used in previous designs. Significant productivity and quality gains were achieved by leveraging the constraint-driven design methodology and the new electrically driven design framework in the latest version of the Cadence Virtuoso v6.1 custom IC design technology.

Driving design intent and convergence pervasively through the custom/analog flow is especially critical for the high-performance and strict reliability requirements of the automotive IC industry. The Cadence unified custom/analog flow provides Bosch an integrated and modular IC development flow well suited for modern IC and micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) technologies.

Leveraging a holistic constraint-driven design methodology across a common backplane through Cadence Virtuoso Schematic Editor, Virtuoso Analog Design Environment, and Virtuoso Layout Suite, Bosch was able to save design time across all process technologies and meet the high quality standards for its safety-critical applications.

"Serving a very cost-sensitive market such as automotive with high-quality standards requires a comprehensive design, verification, and implementation solution which is based on a proven design methodology within a powerful automated design environment," said Dr. Peter van Staa, VP engineering at Bosch.

"Being selected by Bosch, the leading worldwide supplier for automotive electronics, underscores the significant technology leadership Cadence offers to advanced custom/analog design teams," said John Stabenow, group director, custom/analog product management at Cadence. "We are committed to the EDA360 vision and delivering on the promise of a more deterministic end-to-end path to silicon, as well as the industry call for higher productivity and profitability."

The enhanced custom/analog flow is focused on unique and pervasive design intent, abstraction, and convergence from schematic-to-GDSII, through to packaging.

Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at

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