Silvaco’s Open-Cell 15nm and 45nm FreePDK Libraries have been made available to Universities and Si2 Members at no charge.
This new 15nm library aligns with the current generation of silicon process nodes and is based on the FreePDK15 process design kit from NC State University. This PDK does not contain proprietary or sensitive data that would prohibit free sharing of a library built with it. The new Silvaco cell library is free for all non-commercial purposes and is particularly suited to research programs and standards development organizations that have previously had free access only to libraries with much older process technologies. The Predictive Technology Model from Arizona State University was used in conjunction with the PDK to characterize the 15nm standard-cell library.
The 45nm FreePDK libraries were generated using NanGate’s Library Creator™ and the 45nm FreePDK Base Kit from North Carolina State University. Characterization was done using the Predictive Technology Model from Arizona State University.
Please fill out the following request form to obtain access to the 15nm Library, and to the 45nm FreePDK, also made available by Silvaco. Non-members will be redirected to Silvaco’s site to find out how they may obtain the files directly.