Modeling of foundry technologies
While designing ASICs or ASSPs, ID MOS most often uses standard silicon technologies, through the standard simulation models and libraries supplied by our foundry supplier.
Besides that conventional approach applicable for most of the target applications, some specific industrial areas dealing with extra-ordinary environmental conditions request the adaptation or the full-development of specific simulation and design environments, including such items as dedicated modeling, addition of new topologies and preparation of standard cell libraries. Harsh environments are usually connected either with extreme temperatures (needing an extension of the modeling domain of the process) or radiations (space applications, needing the addition of rad-tolerant geometries and corresponding libraries usable for synthesis and place&route).
That complete competence to build a fully packaged design kit from devices to modeling and libraries is an important part of the company’s know-how.