MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synopsys Inc. announced that HiSilicon Technologies, a leading end-to-end chipset solution provider for telecom network, wireless terminal and digital media, has chosen Synopsys' PrimeTime ADV product for timing closure.
The latest technology innovations in PrimeTime ADV, including signoff-driven, physically-aware engineering change order (ECO) and power recovery, were essential to accelerating design closure on key HiSilicon projects.
"At HiSilicon, time-to-market is a critical factor of our success in the competitive communications market," said Bruce Bin, senior director, HiSilicon.
"Deploying a design flow that delivers fast, high-quality results can accelerate our design cycle by valuable weeks. As a result, we have chosen PrimeTime ADV for our design closure flow for all projects at various technology nodes. On a recent 16-nm FinFET tapeout, PrimeTime ADV provided fast, accurate and predictable design closure that helped us reach aggressive performance and power targets on time."
HiSilicon has deployed new PrimeTime technologies to ensure signoff-accurate and rapid design closure with Synopsys' Galaxy Design Platform, including:
* Advanced waveform propagation for signoff-accurate results on FinFET designs, including impact of increased Miller effect and resistance.
* Placement density-aware ECO to achieve a 99.7 percent single-pass fix rate and excellent convergence with IC Compiler minimal physical impact (MPI) technology, resulting in 0.1 micrometer average cell movement.
* Route-based ECO insertion to provide best QoR and minimize route change during IC Compiler ECO implementation.
* Leakage recovery to reduce leakage power up to 10 percent in addition to IC Compiler final-stage leakage recovery with no signoff timing impact.
"HiSilicon is one of the leading chipset solution providers in the competitive wireless and networking markets, where timing closure is a key focus," said Antun Domic, senior VP and GM, Synopsys Design Group.
"Our partnership with HiSilicon has benefitted both companies by creating unique technologies in PrimeTime ADV, and we are pleased that they have chosen it for their design closure flow."