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Synopsys low-power solution supports 90nm designs

Posted: 17 Jun 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:design automation conference 2004? synopsys? galaxy power? dft compiler? tetramax?

During the Design Automation Conference 2004, Synopsys Inc. announced that its Galaxy Power offers the industry's first comprehensive low-power solution for today's advanced, high-performance 90nm designs.

The Galaxy Power offers a customer-proven solution for low-power optimization and power integrity. For low power, it delivers power grid synthesis and power optimization with support for automatic hierarchical clock-gating, multivoltage designs, multithreshold leakage and state retention power-gating. Vector-free power analysis and sign-off level power integrity, including voltage-drop and electromigration analysis, are also part of Galaxy Power.

"Synopsys is delivering production-proven power solutions that enable market leaders to speed design convergence and reduce overall fabrication cost," said Antun Domic, SVP and GM of Synopsys Implementation Group. "Our customers are reporting 60 to 95 percent leakage power reduction with no degradation in chip performance, and significant area savings."

According to Domic, ARM, IBM and NVIDIA have selected Galaxy Power for its unique ability to deliver mission-critical power reduction within the Galaxy Design Platform.

Galaxy Power provides a seamless flow with test (DFT Compiler and TetraMAX), timing (PrimeTime and PrimeTime SI) and verification (Formality and VCS). Synopsys added that platform delivers 2x power reduction without impacting the implementation flow, and offers new capabilities for standby mode (state retention) designs and support for multi-threshold designs.

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