10/2/2003 - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CDN) announced that SensorDynamics has selected the Cadence® Virtual Integrated CAD (VCAD) service model and technologies from the Cadence EncounterTM digital IC design platform and the Cadence IncisiveTM functional verification platform to enable and speed the development of highly complex micro sensor applications.
SensorDynamics, a startup company based in Graz-Lebring, Austria, develops and industrializes customer-specific micro sensor systems through complete design solutions from analysis and development to design optimization and manufacturing. The company will standardize its solutions by using the Cadence VCAD service model and Cadence solution platforms and for the development of integrated mixed signal ICs (integrated circuits), allowing it to reduce overall development time and provide optimum design quality assurances to its customers.
SensorDynamics is targeting high-volume automotive and industrial sensor markets with applications that include single and multi-dimensional inertial devices, airflow and current sensors, and integrated ICs for these sensor categories. In developing solutions, expertise in sensor modeling is combined with applied mathematics and embedded design skills to produce end-systems.
"Working with Cadence provides us with access to the very best solutions and services for developing complete design flows for complex mixed signal ICs," said Juergen Tittel, vice president, marketing and sales, SensorDynamics. "Our customer assignments rely on speed of implementation as well as on high-quality designs that match specific and complex requirements. The power and versatility of the Cadence VCAD service model gives us further confidence that we can deliver on these needs."
Micro sensor systems are designed as a combination of sensor elements and sensor interface ICs. In order to achieve optimum performance, designers need to successfully combine a sophisticated analogue front-end with a digital signal processing on chips based on deep sub-micron CMOS technologies.
"Cadence will act as a key design partner in ensuring that SensorDynamics delivers optimum system solutions for its sensor customers," said Guillaume d'Eyssautier, senior vice president and general manager for Cadence Europe. "Our VCAD service model provides customers such as SensorDynamics with flexible access to a broad set of expertise through a combination of onsite and virtual presence. The ability to deliver complete front-to-back flows is crucial to our customers' success in designing systems of this type."
VCAD is a design-system life-cycle support service model that implements and manages customer design environments from early-stage design system architecture and planning, through design system and flow implementation, all the way to ongoing operations and enhancement support. By establishing a collaboration infrastructure, the broad range of Cadence's expertise can be leveraged in a flexible way to complement a company's existing skills and to provide comprehensive and rapid issue resolution throughout all design phases, thus overcoming any potential difficulties that might put design success at risk.
About SensorDynamics AG
SensorDynamics AG is the micro-sensor integration company. SensorDynamics develops and industrializes customer-specific micro sensor systems and is targeting high volume automotive and industrial sensor markets. Applications are including automotive MEMS sensors and integrated ICs for those and other automotive sensor categories. As independent general contractor SensorDynamics is selecting worldwide the best available IPs, technologies, packaging- and test concepts. The company is headquartered in Graz-Lebring, Austria with subsidiaries in Pisa, Italy and Itzehoe, Germany. More information about the company, its product and services is available at www.sensordynamics.cc.
Cadence is the largest supplier of electronic design technologies, methodology services and design services. Cadence solutions are used to accelerate and manage the design of semiconductors, computer systems, networking and telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and a variety of other electronics-based products. With approximately 5,000 employees and 2002 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, Cadence has sales offices, design centers and research facilities around the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CDN. More information about the company, its products and services is available at www.cadence.com.
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