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AMD taps Apache power noise, sign-off tools

Posted: 23 Jun 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:power supply noise tool? sign-off tool? IP design?

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has chosen Apache Design Solutions as their global supplier of power supply noise and reliability sign-off products. Through close collaboration on analysis and optimization from RTL to silicon, Apache's PowerArtist, RedHawk and Totem help AMD efficiently addresses critical power and noise challenges arising from digital, analog, mixed-signal and custom IP design and SoC integration.

The chipmaker uses PowerArtist to perform RTL power analysis and reduction to make tradeoffs between power, area, and performance early in the design process. RedHawk enables early stage prototyping and optimization of the power delivery network, as well as supply noise and EM sign-off. Totem provides transistor-level analysis of full-custom IPs and model generation for hierarchical SoC verification. AMD also generates Chip Power Models to achieve chip-package power and noise closure.

"AMD is committed to delivering innovative products to our customers by leveraging best-in-class architecture, circuit, design automation, and manufacturing technologies," said Jim Miller, corporate VP, design engineering at AMD. "Our expanded relationship with Apache is critical to AMD's success in the sub-32nm era through the breadth and depth of their product offering and domain expertise, as well as through the quality and responsiveness of their R&D and support teams."

"As AMD enters their fifth decade of delivering innovative products, we are proud that they have selected Apache as a partner for power, noise and reliability analysis," said Andrew Yang, CEO of Apache. "We look forward to working closely with AMD to address the next generation challenges in performance-per-watt, device form factor and system risk mitigation."

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