90nm Interoperable PDK 

Synopsys 90nm Interoperable PDK for Teaching AMS/Custom Design 

Synopsys has developed a 90nm Interoperable PDK for its University Program members to use in teaching microelectronic design. This new PDK enables students to master design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and IP using the latest Synopsys Custom Implementation tools.

90nm PDK Basics
  • Based on the OpenAccess Database
  • Optimized for use with Synopsys' Custom Implementation tools
  • Requires Synopsys University EULA and click-thru addendum
  • Not designed for fabrication

90nm iPDK

90nm PDK Content

Technology Files
Technology files include the Custom Designer technology file, display resource files and layer map file.

Physical Verification Files
Physical verification files include Hercules DRC and LVS decks.

Parasitic Extraction Files
StarRC parasitic extraction files include ITF file, mapping file and nxtgrd file.

Symbol Library and OA Python PCells
Symbol library contains 24 variants of device symbols for MOS, resistor, capacitor, diode, BJT, inductor and varactor. Symbols have up to 50 customizable parameters. Symbols also contain PCells.

HSPICE models include simulation models for different devices including: MOS, resistor, capacitor, diode, etc.

Callback Scripts
Callback scripts include invalid input checks, integer checks for parameters (m, nf, series, parallel etc), min/max and off-grid checks for non-variable inputs and display warning/error messages.

Documentation and Set-up Files
Documentation includes a design rules document and databook that describes the technical and symbol library parameters and PCells. Setup files are used to set-up the PDK for use with Custom Designer.

The 90nm Interoperable PDK includes reference designs for invertor and nand.

The 90nm Interoperable PDK is now available in Members Only for Synopsys University Program members to download. You must have a valid SolvNet ID and password to access. To request support for the 90nm Interoperable PDK, contact us.

"The Synopsys Generic 90nm and 32/28nm iPDK and Library are excellent resources for research. These resources have enabled us to establish comprehensive ASIC design and verification flows that are used in our teaching and research activities."
— Hamid Mahmoodi, Assistant Professor of School of Engineering, San Francisco State University

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