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Unleash PDK with Open Standards. Synopsys 18th EDA Interoperability Developers\' Forum Hau-Yung Chen Nov. 9, 2006. Open PDKs: Primarily a Business Issue. - Process name - SPICE Models - Schematic Symbol - Layout TF - Parameterized Devices  - DRC rule file  - LVS rule file

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Unleash PDK with Open Standards

Synopsys 18th EDA Interoperability

Developers\' Forum

Hau-Yung Chen

Nov. 9, 2006

open pdks primarily a business issue
Open PDKs: Primarily a Business Issue

- Process name

- SPICE Models

- Schematic Symbol

- Layout TF

- Parameterized

Devices

 - DRC rule file

 - LVS rule file

- RC extraction

rule file

Open Platform

PDK A_X

Foundry A Defined

PDK

PDK

Open PDK

FoundryA

Tool X

PDK A_Y

PDK A_Z

PDK B_X

Foundry B Defined

PDK

Foundry B

Tool Y

PDK B_Y

PDK B_Z

PDK C_X

Foundry/IDM C Defined

PDK

Foundry/IDMC

Tool Z

PDK C_Y

PDK C_Z

truly open pdks everybody wins if
Truly Open PDKs: Everybody Wins IF:
  • Every involved party clearly sees the potential benefit and is willing to participate, play by the rules, and support truly open standards
    • Pure Play Foundry & IDM
    • EDA Vendor & User
    • Coordinated by independent bodies
  • Rename PDK to OPDK, UPDK, or TDK, or OK (OpenKit)
    • The name PDK carries too much of a single-company image
    • Signify a clean start and clear separation of Open Formats from old Proprietary Formats
    • Avoid the name confusion and conflict or even legal issues with the existing one.
  • Ban any proprietary languages
    • Enough freely available scripting languages, Tcl, Python, Perl, etc.
    • Why do we have to support a proprietary language in an Open system?
  • Ban any vendors who want to hijack the Open system with proprietary stuff.
  • Start with a baseline OPDK set including Schematics Symbols, Layout TF, and PCells

Allow us to compete on Technology and Implementation:

not on Scripting language, format, spec.

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