Intrinsity, a provider of low-power processors, has standardized on Talus, a complete RTL-to-GDSII platform from Magma Design Automation for implementation of the static ASIC portion of its IC design flow.
Intrinsity’s decision to standardize on Talus is expected to be based on the positive results achieved using the Magma software to develop Intrinsity’s latest design based on combined static and NDL technology.
Magma claims that Talus Design’s RTL synthesis, Talus Vortex’s place and route capabilities and Intrinsity’s Fast14 design technology enabled Intrinsity to double the frequency and take the design from final RTL to GDSII in just 48 hours.
In addition, Talus Power Pro’s ability to efficiently handle multiple voltage threshold libraries reportedly resulted in a power reduction. The software also allowed Intrinsity to deliver the high-performance processor design with a smaller team than is usually required using traditional approaches.
David Shippy, vice president of processor engineering at Intrinsity, said: Intrinsity is focused on enabling semiconductor companies to meet ever-increasing processing requirements of today’s mobile, networking, storage and other high-speed embedded applications. The Talus system’s advanced IC implementation technology helps us to continue to increase performance and reduce the power, area and development cycle of processor designs based on our ground-breaking Fast14 Technology.