Posted: June 21, 2010

Cadence Delivers First-Pass Silicon Success on the Implementation of a 65nm Low-Power Mixed-Signal SoC

(Nanowerk News) Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Innofidei Inc., a leading mobile chipset provider based in Beijing, China, has successfully taped out the industry's first long-term evolution time division duplex (LTE-TDD, or TD-LTE) baseband chip supporting a bandwidth of 20MHz for the next-generation TD-CDMA wireless communications protocol. The TD-LTE design achieved first-pass silicon success in tight collaboration with Cadence® Global Services. Working with the Innofidei team, Cadence delivered netlist-to-GDSII implementation in a record four months turnaround time, helping Innofidei tighten the productivity gap as outlined in the EDA360 vision.
Founded in Beijing Z-Park in 2006 with operations in Beijing, Silicon Valley and Taipei, Innofidei dedicates itself to providing IC and system solutions for the mobile TV and wireless communication markets. Innofidei's 65-nanometer, low-power SoC is integrated into a mobile terminal system successfully tested by China Mobile Communications Corporation and is being demonstrated at EXPO Shanghai 2010.
"The fast, flexible and comprehensive design capabilities offered by Cadence Global Services minimized our risk and became a vital enabler for the first-time-right completion of this design. This process was all completed within a very aggressive schedule and with the most challenging design targets," said Tom Zhang, chief executive officer at Innofidei. "We were extremely satisfied with the technical knowledge, flexibility and dedication of the Cadence Global Services team, who worked with us as if we were one company."
"We are delighted we helped Innofidei deliver successful leading-edge products to the market. Our design collaboration infrastructure, project management expertise and world-class design expertise helps customers like Innofidei tackle groundbreaking new designs in a shorter time-to-market window so they can narrow the productivity gap and begin targeting the profitability gap," said Veronica Watson, vice president, Asia Pacific Field Operations at Cadence. "Innofidei is the latest in a growing number of companies taking advantage of Cadence Services offerings at advanced nodes."
Cadence Global Services help customers maximize their design team productivity and company profitability. Cadence Global Services experts become part of the customer's design team, working to ensure that Cadence technology is applied in the most beneficial way to achieve the customer's business goals. In addition to local support, a secure collaboration infrastructure ensures efficient and real-time remote collaboration with a dedicated team of Cadence design experts.
About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at
Source: Cadence (press release)
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