The Calibre xACT platform, with integrated Calibre xACT 3D and Calibre xL functionality, provides designers with a fast, highly accurate, and multi-purpose parasitic extraction tool that enables post-layout simulation across a wide range of designs and advanced process nodes. With attofarad accuracy, high performance, and advanced device modeling, the Calibre xACT solution gives designers confidence that their chip will meet or exceed performance expectations.
Accurate parasitic extraction is crucial to integrated circuit design performance and reliability
Accurate parasitic extraction results are of utmost importance for designers of high-performance integrated circuits (ICs) at advanced nodes. Advanced parasitic extraction tools like the Calibre xACT platform combine field solver accuracy with table-based speed to provide fast, yet accurate parasitic extraction for all styles of IC designs, including digital application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), system-on-chips (SoCs), analog/mixed-signal (AMS), radio frequency (RF), intellectual property (IP), cell libraries, and both digital and analog custom designs. Built-in heuristics automatically select the appropriate extraction engine and technique for back-end-of-line (BEOL) and middle-of-line (MOL) geometries, enabling engineers to get the optimum blend of accuracy and performance, regardless of design style.
With its ability to quickly and accurately manage complex devices like finFETS, complex processes like multi-patterning and non-Manhattan routing, and specialized processes such as high-frequency design extraction, TICER reduction, and broadband range sweeps, the Calibre xACT platform supports all parasitic extraction requirements in advanced process node design.