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Imagine you’re trying to get your way back home in snowy weather, and you’re trying to navigate your way through Google Maps. The only thing is, you’re wearing gloves, so it’s hard to use the touch screen. Tessolve is working on a solution for that with one of their customers, and they’re doing so with the help of Cadence tools.
Tessolve provides end-to-end semiconductor design services, and today, it’s the largest standalone design services player. The team started off with test development, and since then, they’ve moved into pre-silicon with VLSI design and PCB design, as well as embedded systems and software. What makes Tessolve stand out from the competition is its investment in labs as well as R&D. The team primarily looks for technology that allows them to offer something unique to their customers based on markets and technology trends.
In each of those areas, Tessolve is doing something specific in mmWave RF, high-speed I/Os, or chiplets, and its default RTL-to-FDS flow is primarily Cadence-based. Tessolve uses the Xcelium Logic Simulator and vManager Verification Management (now Verisium Manager) for design verification, Genus Synthesis Solution for synthesis and scan insertion, Tempus Timing Solution for static timing analysis, and Voltus IC Power Integrity Solution for IR drop analysis, just to name a few. It’s also been using cloud-based models to scale storage and compute at next-to-zero notice times, enabling Tessolve and its customers to keep project databases in sync at all times.
For a specific customer, they’ve been contracted to develop an ASIC for a very low-power touch-sense controller chip. For this project, they chose to go with the AWS cloud platform for the implementation of the touch-sense controller ASIC. Cadence supported them by promptly enabling cloud-based EDA licenses.
With a cloud model, Tessolve can scale storage and compute at next-to-zero notice times and pay only based on use. This, combined with the CPU accelerator options that most Cadence back-end tools support, enabled them to run their physical design tasks more efficiently using the right mix of compute, memory, and storage.
“Designed with Cadence” is a series of videos that showcases creative products and technologies that are accelerating industry innovation using Cadence tools and solutions. Learn more about how Tessolve is reinventing touch-sense controls with Cadence tools in the cloud and how Tessolve offers turnkey chip design services with Cadence Cloud.
For more Designed with Cadence videos, check out the Cadence website and YouTube channel.