Enabling Effective Design & Layout Collaboration for Next Generation Analog and Mixed-Signal Designs

Analog designers appreciate the importance of tight communication between layout and design teams, yet with geographically dispersed teams this can be a big challenge.

Close collaboration between circuit designer and layout designer is essential for creating high-quality analog layouts. With this close connection and sharing feedback in a consistent way, analog designers can be sure they’re matching the electrical performance of the circuits and following design intent.

Cliosoft and Synopsys will present the best practices that leading design teams are deploying to keep the communication flowing – especially in this time of remote work.

 Attendees will gain insights on:

  • How to achieve effective design/layout collaboration to reduce the number of iterations, and shorten time to analog design closure
  • Cliosoft SOS and Synopsys Custom Design Platform as a unified solution for full flow analog and mixed-signal design


Listed below are the industry leaders scheduled to speak.

Karim Khalfan

Vice President of Applications Engineering 

Karim Khalfan is responsible for managing the Application Engineering group and the office of customer advocacy for the past 18 years. He has led various efforts to ensure the broad deployment of Cliosoft SOS design data and IP management across the semiconductor industry. Karim has received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas.

He has authored a number of articles and white papers on the importance and need of SoC design management solutions. He also has a patent on defining a universal data management adapter to be used for integration with any EDA tool.

Soni Kapoor

Technical Marketing Manager 

Soni Kapoor is a Technical Marketing Manager for Custom Design Solutions at Synopsys. He has 10 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industry with roles spanning from analog design and applications engineer to product management and marketing. He has published a variety of video white papers, and blogs on Analog/Custom Design and Layout methodologies.

He holds an MSEE from The State University of New York at Buffalo and Product Management certificate from Pragmatic Institute. He is passionate for science education and loves teaching practical science to elementary school kids.

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