Micro Magic MAX-3D 3D Layout Editor

MAX-3D, from Micro Magic, is a true 3D-aware layout editor. MAX-3D can combine distinct process wafers, and allows the designer to view, edit, and connect the independent wafers into one 3D stack chip. The design technique — known as “Through-Si Via Wafer Stacking” — is a new dimension for chip designs. It allows distinct wafers to be stacked on each other, and connected internally. This results in chips with denser designs and higher performance.

MAX-3D is the only commercial layout editor capable of Through-Si Via 3D design. It includes connectivity tracing, DRC checking and many other features found in Micro Magic’s production-proven MAX layout editor. MAX-3D is fully programmable and customizable, and integrates well with other EDA tools.

Micro Magic MAX-3D screen shotThrough-Si Via 3D wafer stack designs are an extreme challenge for design tools. Current large 2D designs can crash many of today’s layout editors. A 3D chip which connects several levels of 2D layouts multiplies the complexity of the design. MAX-3D has demonstrated its capacity by displaying and editing a design of 1.2 Trillion devices — in real time.

MAX-3D Features:

  • Fast and powerful layout editor
  • Fully heirarchial viewing and editing
  • Interactive connectivity tracing through all layers and levels (wafers)
  • Continuous DRC with real-time feedback
  • Direct interface to Calibre and Calibre RVE for faster DRC
  • Interactive connectivity always available
  • Hierarchical and incremental parasitic extraction
  • Interactive wiring tool with flylines to show connections not yet completed
  • Full customization and extensions via Tcl/Tk and a full API
    • Usable out of the box, or customize as you wish
    • Write interfaces to all the other tools in your design flow
  • Optimized for large databases
  • Generators for automated layout structures, ranging from simple transistors and gates to large structures such as complete SRAMs

MAX-3D is available for a 30 day trial.

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