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eSilicon tapes out SoC to TSMC process using Magma system

Posted: 14 Sep 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:esilicon? tsmc? magma? blast create? blast fusion?

eSilicon Corp. has taped out a 0.18?m SoC design to TSMC's LV process using Magma's Blast Create and Blast Fusion, an integrated RTL-to-GDSII design flow. The design targets color imaging applications, including a primary application for the printer market.

eSilicon says the new design reached its increased performance target of 170MHz, up from the previous rate of 92MHz, largely because the combined Magma Blast Create and Blast Fusion solution was able to reduce the number of logic levels by nearly 50 percent. The suite also allowed eSilicon to integrate several analog and mixed-signal blocks onto the chip while maintaining a very small die size. Final routing of the design was completed in less than 12 hours on a Linux 2.8GHz, single CPU machine, the company adds.

In addition, eSilicon will be taping out multiple designs, primarily in the 0.13?m technology node, each month for the remainder of the calendar year.

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