DAC 2011, SANTA CLARA, USA: Extreme DA, the leader in new-generation timing analysis software and ATopTechTM, Inc., the leader in next generation physical design solutions, today announced a partnership for timing sign-off closure.
Extreme DA is licensing its timing analysis and sign-off technology to ATopTech for analysis correlation of leading edge digital integrated circuit (IC) designs. The accuracy and completeness of timing analysis is essential to the success of digital designs that will become working integrated circuits (ICs). Joint customers will experience a faster time to design closure with reduced overhead.
ATopTech’s, physical design engine, Aprisa, is the leading solution for fast design closure that takes into account complex timing issues associated with SI and MCMM analysis. By combining the GoldTime timing analysis technology from Extreme DA, customers will have sign-off accurate insight to those paths that could affect circuit timing. This cooperation will result in meeting the performance challenges of verifying complex nanometer designs and deliver golden timing sign-off at 28nm and below.
“Extreme’s timing technology is an excellent compliment to our state-of-the-art place and route solution, ensuring that customers will have to go through far fewer ECO cycles in order to get timing closure,” said Jue-Hsien Chern, CEO of ATopTech. “Our joint customers will enjoy a robust sign-off solution at the latest semiconductor nodes.”
Mustafa Celik, CEO of Extreme DA, said: “Noise and other effects are increasing with each new silicon node. Our cooperation helps deliver faster and more accurate design closure since Extreme DA eliminates the overhead and pessimism of other methods, and also takes advantage of multi-threading technology for sign-off timing analysis.”