SANTA CLARA, USA: Extreme DA announced that timing sign-off and closure for digital IC designers has been dramatically accelerated with the introduction of the GoldX IC extraction tool. Timing sign-off of digital ICs require that the effects of signal delay and interference in interconnect wires be calculated.
To do so, parasitic extraction of resistance and capacitance (RC) values is required. This step has been a significant bottleneck for design teams, as changes in the design layout require repeated extraction and timing analysis loops. In combination with the GoldTime timing analyzer, GoldX offers a 5X speedup for engineering change orders (ECOs) in reaching timing sign-off and closure.
New generation performance
GoldX delivers a new generation of extraction performance. Built from the ground up with the speed, accuracy and capacity for leading nanometer silicon designs, GoldX has the following features:
* 10 million nets per hour performance delivers extraction in one or two hours.
* Extreme capacity handles 500M gate designs.
* Correlation of extracted parasitics to within 2% of 3D field-solver values.
* Parallel architecture delivers results with stable accuracy and takes advantage of multiple CPUs and workstations.
Current customers are now deploying GoldX for the extraction of designs at 40nm and 28nm nodes.
“We see a breakthrough in reaching timing sign-off with the addition of GoldX to our suite of solutions,” said Mustafa Celik, CEO of Extreme DA. “Customers told us they needed higher performance extraction since it had become the bottleneck after GoldTime had reduced timing analysis to just a few hours. We are grateful to those customers who have placed their confidence in GoldX and have purchased it for extraction of 40nm and 28nm designs. We will look forward to helping other designs teams, world-wide, remove the bottlenecks in their timing sign-off and closure flows.”