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Extraction tool for package designs integrated with Allegro

Posted: 06 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fluent? icemax? circuit extraction tool? ic package? icemax 2.1?

Fluent Inc. has released the latest version of its Icemax circuit extraction tool for advanced IC package designs.

According to Fluent, Icemax 2.1 is a major update to the tool, targeted specifically toward providing a more integrated design flow for customers using cadence design systems Inc.'s Allegro Package Designer environment. The direct Icemax-Allegro interface minimizes setup time by allowing the user to automatically import most complicated package layouts in a matter of minutes, Fluent said.

In a statement, Rajesh Nair, Icemax product manager, said Icemax 2.1 would strengthen Fluent's partnership with customers by providing a smooth data transfer from their design environment to the extraction tool.

"IC package design cycles are shrinking continuously, while the layouts are getting more and more complicated," Nair said. "Semiconductor companies worldwide are constantly looking for cost savings in their design flow to maintain their competitive edge."

Fluent said its membership in the Cadence Connections Program, which provides the company with access to Cadence software and applications notes, ensures open collaboration that benefits mutual customers. Fluent has previously integrated its thermal analysis products Icepak and Iceboard with the Allegro platform.

- Dylan McGrath

EE Times

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