Goodix Accelerates the Development of Innovative Biometric Solutions with Helic Unified Electromagnetic-Aware Design Flow

July 9, 2018

  • Helic EM-aware flow and tools have been integrated into Goodix mixed signal design environment.
  • This integration enables Goodix designers to accelerate their pace of innovation and improve the robustness of their designs.

Goodix, and Helic, Inc. today announced that the companies have collaborated to integrate Helic’s VeloceRF™ RF device synthesis, RaptorX™ EM modeling and Exalto® EM parasitic extraction and signoff tools within Goodix Design Flow. The result of the collaboration is a complete solution for electromagnetic-aware (EM-aware) synthesis, modeling, analysis and signoff for mixed-signal analog and RF designs.

Driven by innovation, Goodix delivers customer-centric, industry-leading technologies to provide consumers with a safer, smarter and more convenient user experience. Billions of users and mobile devices around the world are powered by Goodix biometric solutions for safe, convenient and rapid authentication.

“Helic’s RaptorX and VeloceRF tools are a key part of Goodix’s RF flow to verify the creation and placement of our passive devices on-chip,” said Mohy Abdelgany, VP of Wireless Technology at Goodix. “Signal integrity is extremely important in our designs and to our wireless customers. RaptorX enables this, by providing accurate modeling of the electromagnetic coupling between our different inductive structures to optimize system parameters such as transmit pulling and tuning range. Similarly, VeloceRF has helped us to create and optimize multiple variants of these structures with fast and accurate turn-around. Helic’s GUI provides an intuitive and convenient interface to validate our projects into the future. We believe this unified EM-aware flow helps our engineers accelerate their pace of innovation and increase the robustness of their designs.”

“Designers of complex IP and RF chips operating at high data bandwidth and frequencies need detailed parasitic extraction and EM-aware analysis early and throughout the physical design flow,” said Yorgos Koutsoyannopoulos, CEO of Helic. “Bringing our EM-aware modeling, analysis, and signoff technology into the Goodix innovative design environment will enable system integrators to avoid excessive margining and guardbanding and reduce the risk of silicon surprises.”

About Goodix

Goodix is a leading technology provider of human interface and fingerprint authentication for biometrics, mobile payments and touchscreen markets that bring a secure mobile world to users’ fingertips. Since its inception in 2002 in Shenzhen, China, Goodix has consistently adhered to the principle of independent research and development of its core technologies. Goodix is now recognized as a world-class developer of advanced touch-sensitive and fingerprint recognition solutions, and a key provider of high-quality touch screen controllers for smartphones, tablets, portable devices and wearables. Goodix has offices in Silicon Valley, Southern California, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chengdu and Taipei.

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