SAN JOSE, USA: Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in power integrity and noise closure for chip-package-systems (CPS) convergence, announced that Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) has chosen Apache’s PowerArtist, RedHawk, and Totem platforms for comprehensive power, noise and reliability solution from RTL to sign-off, including analog and mixed-signal designs.
Exar delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, datacom and storage applications.
Exar uses PowerArtist to perform RTL power analysis and reduction, enabling trade-offs between power, area, and performance for high-throughput designs early in the design process.
RedHawk enables Exar to perform early stage prototyping and optimization of the power delivery network (PDN), ensure the power integrity of their system-on-chip (SoC), generate chip power models (CPM) to achieve chip-package power and noise closure, and verify signal electro-migration (EM), thus increasing the quality of their designs.
Totem performs accurate transistor-level power/ground noise analysis of their mixed-signal chips and custom memories. It creates custom macro models (CMMs) of the analyzed memories which directly interface with RedHawk for full-chip SoC integration and validation.
“Apache’s tools immediately deliver the speed and accuracy needed for our current and future silicon products as we enhance their functionality,” said George Apostol, executive vice president of Engineering and Operations, and chief technical officer at Exar Corporation. “Apache’s fully integrated platforms, combined with outstanding customer support, enable our design teams to offer highly differentiated, low power, high performance, SoC solutions to our customers.”
“We are pleased that Exar has selected Apache’s products for their power, noise, and reliability solution,” said Vic Kulkarni, senior VP and GM at Apache Design Solutions. “We look forward to working closely with Exar to help them move to even greater capacity with higher engineering productivity and lower risk.”