The new IPKISS 3.1.3 release moves the edges in PIC PDK building

IPKISS combines circuit level design and simulation, layout and device CAD in one single quality-controlled PDK.

Mature organizations can now take a big leap forward and create a design flow that is more reliability and scalable and that will enable them to  consolidate their knowledge in a fast moving industry.

As a model builder you are now assured that layout, circuit and physical simulation models are completely integrated. We make it easy to manage and match results from different tools and simulators. As your work is at the base of your organization’s design flow you appreciate the importance of the Python based framework that lets you reliably pass on your knowledge within your organization. No need for costly adaptations for- or interferences with the circuit builders at each and every simulation run

As a circuit designer you forget the hassle of having to combine PDKs from different vendors. You will combine circuit level design and simulation, layout and device CAD in one single quality-controlled PDK. Our circuit simulator CAPHE will let you simulate and control your complete design. From layout, where it matters most.

Quality assurance tools and Regression testing will give the PDK manager a master view over the PDK development He will be able to confidentially sign off at version updates.

Our PDKs in the Tanner flow by Mentor, a Siemens business now also cover schematic driven layout and simulation using S-Edit, SDL, L-Edit and Calibre. Designers starting from schematic level will now be able to quickly test their ideas in schematics simulation and then turn them into layout for further refinement.

Take a look at  the release notes

Take a look at what is new in IPKISS 3.1.3

Starting from our extensive validated component library, we can assist you in the creation and validation of new model libraries