Design teams have adopted the mixed signal simulation flow to address the increased demand for mixed mode functionality on a single chip. The physical design environment could benefit from a similar approach to managing two domains in a single environment. Logic driven layout for analog design is becoming more widely adopted and polygon pushing is taking a back seat to parameterized cells and callback functions. There is a great opportunity now to incorporate the tools for managing the mixed language flow into the physical world to provide better design planning and area utilization for IC design.

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