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Marvell obtains silicon success using Magma design solutions

Posted: 28 Jan 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:marvell technology group? blast create? blast fusion? chip design solution?

Magma Design Automation Inc. announced that Marvell Technology Group Ltd has achieved silicon success on several designs using Magma's Blast Create and Blast Fusion software. Marvell selected Magma's software as an alternate synthesis and place and route flow that offered tight integration and could meet Marvell's timing, area and turnaround time requirements.

With the Magma software, Marvell was able to reduce area by as much as 5 to 10 percent, resulting in increased yield and a die cost savings. On one of the more complex chips, Marvell was able to take the design from RTL to GDSII in just 8 weeks while meeting timing and area goals, minimizing development costs.

Blast Create and Blast Fusion are based on the patented FixedTiming methodology and a unified data model. The technology and system architecture provide a tightly coupled logic and physical optimization flow. Magma's system determines the design's optimal timing prior to detailed physical design, then dynamically controls the size, placement and interconnects of each cell to maintain the established optimal timing.

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