Offering provides quick and reliable custom edits to IC Compiler, says the company
Electronic design automation firm Synopsys has expanded its Galaxy Implementation Platform with a new unified offering for mixed-signal designs.
The California-based company said that the new offering integrates IC Compiler physical implementation and the Galaxy Custom Designer offering. The integration allows the design teams to move between digital and custom implementation flows while maintaining design data integrity, added the company.
Synopsys said the new offering speeds up the design development cycle by enabling quick and reliable custom edits to IC Compiler designs at any stage of development, including the time-critical tapeout phase.
The new offering provides users the capability to perform custom editing of IC Compiler designs throughout the physical implementation flow, including floorplanning, placement, clock tree synthesis, routing and chip finishing, said the company.
Synopsys said IC Compiler customers can now use SmartDRD technology for design-rule-driven layout, interactive point-to-point auto-routing, and automation technologies such as auto-bus and auto-via generation. All these features come with push-button access to the same IC Validator physical verification and StarRC parasitic extraction tools used with IC Compiler to provide designers with a unified physical implementation offering, said the company.
Synopsys product marketing vice-president Bijan Kiani said designing today’s digital and mixed-signal SoCs involves multiple iterations between digital and custom implementation.
"The new innovations in the Galaxy Platform provide the capabilities needed by design teams to manage the increased complexity and aggressive development schedules of complex mixed-signal designs," said Kiani.