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Hua Hong NEC, Synopsys team up for reference design

Posted: 18 Oct 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Synopsys? Hua Hong NEC? RTL? ATPG? DFT?

Synopsys Inc. and Shanghai Hua Hong NEC (Hua Hong NEC) Electronics Co. Ltd announced their jointly developed Reference Design Flow 2.0 for Hua Hong NEC's 0.18?m process. The reference design can help designers address timing closure challenges, reduce risk and achieve predictable success for complex SoCs.

The flow uses proprietary Galaxy design platform for RTL synthesis, physical implementation and sign-off and Discovery Verification Platform with the VCS solution for RTL simulation. New features in Reference Flow 2.0 include enhanced floorplanning capabilities, which are provided by proprietary Jupiter-XT design planning solution, as well as design-for-test (DFT) and automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) capabilities offered by the DFT MAX and TetraMAX tools.

The reference flow also features the complete IC implementation solution from Synopsys, including RTL synthesis, test, power optimization and physical implementation. Moreover, it includes PrimePower for full-chip power analysis as well as proprietary PrimeTime SI, Star-RCXT and Hercules solutions for final design sign-off; plus the Formality equivalence checker. A broad range of compatible implementation and verification IP is also available through the DesignWare library.

"This solution will give our customers a high-performance, low-risk path to silicon," said Dr. Xiangyang Li, senior director of Hua Hong NEC's design service division. "Synopsys' Galaxy design and Discovery verification platforms, along with our silicon-proven standard cell libraries, will enable our customers to address their complex design issues and help meet aggressive time-to-market schedules."

"Hua Hong NEC requires silicon-proven design flows to help its customers achieve predictable success for complex SoC designs," said Rich Goldman, VP, strategic market development at Synopsys. "We've worked closely with Hua Hong NEC to help ensure that our flows work seamlessly with their silicon processes and give our mutual customers a tested RTL-to-GDSII solution. We look forward to working with Hua Hong NEC in the future as they continue to develop more advanced silicon technology."

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