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Design complexity and tight schedules require that companies examine all available options to reduce the risks involved in creating a design and managing all design activities in-house. Whether developing a leading-edge HDTV system, a high-performance computing system, or a networking device, technology experts in Cadence design centers around the world help customers achieve a remarkable first-pass silicon success rate when implementing high-end designs. Our designers collaborate closely with customers to optimize their designs in efficient silicon without compromising performance or schedule goals.

Cadence Services provides a range of risk mitigation options that span the entire development and implementation of digital, custom, and mixed-signal IC design projects:
  • Our power-efficient design expertise covers everything from systems design and architecture through RTL design, synthesis, verification, and physical implementation
  • Our digital front-end capabilities and system-level design experience help engineers make critical architectural changes to optimize designs for power efficiency and implement them successfully
  • Our mixed-signal design expertise includes RF, analog, and custom IC design capabilities and methodologies spanning design, physical implementation, and full-chip electrical and functional verification, ensuring first-pass silicon success in a predictable design environment.
Cadence provides the following design collaboration services:

Turnkey design
Customers can outsource any aspect of their design to our experienced team. We help customers break through their design challenges by providing leading-edge solutions that speed advanced IC and system designs into volume production.

IP delivery
Modern SoC design requires an effective IP/design reuse strategy. Cadence Services provides production-proven analog, digital, and mixed-signal IP blocks, tailors them to the customer's specifications, and delivers a self-contained macro that integrates smoothly with the target design environment.

Assisted design collaboration
Cadence technology experts become an extension of the customer's design team, providing key technical capabilities both onsite and remotely though a unique collaboration infrastructure.

Process design kit (PDK) development
In custom IC design, the quality and richness of a PDK makes all the difference in creating a truly differentiated product. However, successful PDK development requires special skills and methodologies. Our PDK development services provide customers with a cost-effective alternative to internal development, make available the deep experience of our PDK development team, and add features and extra checks to designs.